Pupils participate in swimathon to raise cash for St Catherine’s Hospice
A group of pupils from a primary school in Chorley completed a swimathon to show their appreciation for the care provided by St Catherine’s Hospice.
Alex Bibby along with fellow pupils Amy Leonard, Jessica Flynn and Jodie Bonehill from Sacred Heart, swam 50 lengths each at All Seasons Leisure Centre pool where manager, Peter Robinson generously allowed the girls to use a swimming lane for free.
The group of friends raised a fantastic total of £484.42 to show their appreciation for the care given to people in the community and to Alex’s mum’s cousin, Andrea.
Andrea was cared for by the hospice at Lostock Hall before sadly losing her battle to cancer on 20 February 2012.
Amy Leonard, aged 11, said: “The swimathon wasn’t as bad as what we thought it would be.
“We really enjoyed ourselves and are proud of the amount of money that we raised for St Catherine’s Hospice.
“We all know someone who has died of cancer at St Catherine’s so it meant even more to us to be able to donate the money to a local charity.”
Money raised from the event will allow the hospice to continue providing specialised care to the people of Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble who are living with conditions that can be treated but not cured.
The group of friends say this won’t be there last attempt at fundraising for the hospice, as they hope to organise more fundraising activities in the future.
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