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Year 6 Girls raise money for charity in Swimarathon

The Swimarathon is a fundraising event held every year organised by the Haywards Heath Lions Club.  It is held every Good Friday at the Dolphin Leisure Centre in Haywards Heath.  In the Swimarathon, teams of six swimmers swim a 55-minute-long-relay to raise money for charities.  Hannah D, Emily B, Abbie M, Stephanie H, Georgina W and Olivia M (a group of Year Six girls) entered the Swimarathon as a team named the Diving Divas.

This year the chosen local charities were Neil’s Club (a charity for people who have dementia at a young age) and Kangaroos (a charity for young adults with learning disabilities), the Diving Divas also raised money for Cancer Research UK.

Hannah D, who organised the team, reported: “Before the Swimarathon we all felt a little nervous but then the whistle blew, and we were off!  After a few lengths, we really started getting the hang of it and our excitement increased.  We swam an incredible 108 lengths; we were extremely proud of ourselves, and as we gathered our medals we knew that we had put 100% into every length.”

The girls raised a stunning amount of over £700 (including Gift Aid).  A great achievement!

On behalf of the Diving Divas, Hannah D would like to thank everyone who supported them.

The Junior School are all very impressed with the team work that the girls showed in this event. We are also delighted that the girls independently organised themselves to support a local charity event and then raised so much money. A special mention should go to Hannah D, who led the team and worked so hard to ensure it was a success.