Royston Swimathon

Annual Swimathon supports Parish Church Refurbishment Fund

Sponsored swimmers completed more than 1800 lengths of the Royston Leisure Centre pool on Sunday night, and raised an estimated £3,500 in the process. Royston Rotary Club’s annual Swimathon challenges teams of up to six swimmers to raise sponsorship money by completing as many lengths as possible in 50 minutes. The funds raised are split between each team’s favourite good cause and Rotary’s chosen charity. This year the club has chosen the town’s parish church refurbishment fund, which will help repair the damage caused by last December’s disastrous fire.

Fifty six swimmers in thirteen teams showed up at the Leisure Centre. They came from Royston’s Methodist Church, cubs, scouts and guides, the town’s twinning association, boys and girls from the new King James Academy, and even individual family teams. “It was a super evening” said organiser Rotarian Howard Peacock, “there was a great atmosphere with everyone from seven to seventy having a good time while raising money for some excellent causes. We’re delighted.”

Neil Heywood

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