Ba­bies splash out for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

MAC­CLES­FIELD wa­ter ba­bies have made a splash for char­ity.

Tots who en­joy Wa­ter Ba­bies swimming classes at Park Lane School in Mac­cles­field took part in a pi­rate themed splashathon in aid of the ba­bies char­ity Tommy’s.

They were spon­sored by friends and fam­ily in a va­ri­ety of un­der­wa­ter chal­lenges, with funds raised go­ing to the char­ity, which funds re­search into still­birth, pre­ma­ture birth and mis­car­riage.

The classes in Mac­cles­field and Hand­forth are run by Anna Bates.

She said: “Splashathon helps to raise funds for a re­ally im­por­tant cause, as well as be­ing a lot of fun for ev­ery­one in­volved.

“We plan to make 2015 a record break­ing year in terms of funds raised.

“Our orig­i­nal tar­get lo­cally was £10,000 and at last count we were nearly at £21,000, so it has been a tremen­dous ef­fort by ev­ery­one. We are blown away!”

For more in­for­ma­tion about Wa­ter Ba­bies go to waterba­

●» Baby Jes­sica makes a splash with mum for the fundrais­ing day

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