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Northgate Primary School sponsored swimmers raise over £2,000 for Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK




Ten young swimmers from Northgate Primary School took the plunge for charity and smashed their targets.

Georgia Scadding, Charlotte Stenson, Jackson Bramall, Anya Quail, Niamh Yeoman, Noémie Sibert, Griff Evans, Jack Johnson, Eden Fulbrook and Dilys Evans, dubbed "The Tiger Sharks", aimed to swim 5km between them on Sunday (Sept 12) and raise £1,000.

However, by the end of their challenge at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, tackling more than 20 lengths each of the 25m pool, the eight- and nine-year-olds had clocked up 6km and raised more than £2,000, with further sponsorship to collect.

The 'Tiger Sharks' from Northgate Primary School at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre
The 'Tiger Sharks' from Northgate Primary School at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre

Their efforts have boosted Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK's annual swimathon.

Organiser and proud dad Dave Stenson said: "The children had a great time doing the challenge, which tested some to their limit, but all achieved their target.

"All the parents and siblings were at the pool to cheer them on and, with the help of Jordan, the swim lesson manager at Grange Paddocks, it was a fantastic event.

"What also made us proud was that not only did the children rise to the challenge, but they also had a good understanding of why they were doing it and its importance."



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