Gallery: All smiles at Isabel Hospice's Sunflower Swim
SWIMMING 125 miles was all in an afternoon's work for charity fundraisers. The band of 170 men, women and children were taking part in Isabel Hospice's Sunflower Swim, and are expected to have raised more than �10,000. The sponsored swim is held every yea
SWIMMING 125 miles was all in an afternoon's work for charity fundraisers.
The band of 170 men, women and children were taking part in Isabel Hospice's Sunflower Swim, and are expected to have raised more than �10,000.
The sponsored swim is held every year at Haileybury School's pool in Hertford Heath.
Hospice volunteer Sue Gager, who organised the event, said: "We just couldn't believe the support we had from local people for the Sunflower Swim.
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"Our swimmers really pulled out all the stops to help us reach our 100 mile target and we ended up smashing it!
"Our sunflower theme led to lots of imaginative costumes and added to the fun of the event."
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Among those taking part were WHT editor Terry Mitchinson, who swam 32 lengths, and Hertbeat FM presenter Dawn Easby, who clocked just over two miles by completing 130 lengths.
Also swimming were Michele Hart and her son Oliver, of The Crescent, Welwyn.
They called themselves the Smiley Miley Sunflower Power team and won a prize of John Lewis vouchers for the best name.
They were competing in memory of husband and dad Paul, who died of leukaemia in September 2004. He was cared for by the hospice after his diagnosis.
Michele swam 130 lengths - including the ones her daughter Claire would have swum, had she not been coming back from a school trip to France that day.