Div­ing in for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Jonathan Ged­des

A St Brigid’s pri­mary pupil made waves re­cently - when he raised over £1000 for char­ity by tak­ing part in a swim-athon.

Adam Flynn ( 9) com­pleted 22 lengths at the Gor­bals swim­ming pool, earn­ing over £1000 for the Mary’s Meals char­ity by do­ing so.

And the young­ster, who’s been swim­ming for three years, did the ini­tia­tive en­tirely off his own back, too

His mum Ann- Marie Flynn was de­lighted at her son’s hard work and ef­fort.

She said: “We’re more than proud of what he did.

“He’d been talk­ing a wee while back about poor chil­dren who couldn’t have any food to eat, and I’d told him that there were peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions who tried to help chil­dren like that.

“He was al­ready aware of Mary’s Meals and he de­cided that he wanted to raise some money for them by do­ing some­thing.

“He thought about some­thing to do with foot­ball or drum­ming, but de­cided that swim­ming was the best op­tion.

“His dad and I helped him print off spon­sor forms and went round fam­ily and friends, and we got a re­ally good

He did ev­ery­thing off his own back, so we’re more than proud of him Ann-Marie Flynn

re­sponse from them.

“In the end Adam raised £1010 - he was go­ing to do 20 lengths and ended up do­ing 22 over­all.

“He did ev­ery­thing off his own back, so we’re more than proud of him for do­ing this.”

Alan swims ev­ery week at the JMG Swim and Res­cue school, which has weekly chil­dren’s classes at Holy­rood Sec­ondary school.

The club’s Jim McGui­ness added: “It’s bril­liant what Adam has done.

“We didn’t even know he was do­ing it, it was only af­ter­wards that he men­tioned what he’d done and how much he’d raised. “It was a great ef­fort.” Mary’s Meals sets up school feed­ing pro­jects in some of the world’s poor­est ar­eas.

More in­for­ma­tion on Mary’s Meals can be found at www.marys­meals.org.uk.

Splash hit St Brigid’s pupil Adam Flynn has raised over £1000 for char­ity

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