Diving in for charity
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