Brookmans Park Rotary Club hails another successful swimming fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 April 2018

Brookmans Park Rotary Club's sponsored swim. Picture: Alan Rice-Smith

Brookmans Park Rotary Club's sponsored swim. Picture: Alan Rice-Smith

Archant

Brookmans Park Rotary Club raised over £1,500 in its 26th annual sponsored swim event – taking the total figure to more than £100k.

It was held earlier this month at The Furzefield Centre in Potters Bar, and involved teams of five swimming as many lengths as possible within 20 minutes.

Half of the money garnered, which is expected to rise, went to swimmers’ chosen charities, while the rest was donated to the Rotary’s chosen causes.

This year the beneficiaries were Potters Bar youngster Harry Worrell, who suffers with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and The Red Rubber Ball, which supports children in Kenya.

Event organiser Alan Rice-Smith said: “This event has successfully raised over £100,000 for various charities over the 26 years.

“It’s a fun event for all ages and it also brings out a competitive edge as every team strives to complete as many lengths as they can. It’s great for the spectators too, as they urge on the teams.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times