Swim­ming coaches to make splash for char­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

COACHES from a swim­ming club will be swap­ping their wa­ter wear for walk­ing boots this week­end when they take on a trek across the North York Moors.

Four coaches from Deep­ings Swim­ming Club will tackle the Lyke Wake Walk from Os­moth­er­ley to Raven­scar, set­ting off on the gru­elling 42-mile non­stop trek on Satur­day.

Led by head coach Lynn Chap­man, her col­leagues Andy Wilde, Tracy Hip­kin and Steven Booth aim to com­plete the chal­lenge in 16 hours by walk­ing through the night and hope­fully rais­ing plenty of cash for their cho­sen char­ity – The Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

Lynn said “It’s a hard walk to do both phys­i­cally and men­tally and tired­ness in the legs is a def­i­nite when cov­er­ing so many miles. But with de­ter­mi­na­tion and some help from our trav­el­ling sup­port crew, I’m sure we can cross the fin­ish line.

“We know that the whole swim­ming club will be back­ing us all the way.”

The team say they have had lots of sup­port from friends and fam­ily dur­ing their train­ing and Peter­bor­ough Body Shop and VW Cookes, both of Fen­gate, Peter­bor­ough, have helped pro­vide trans­port to get the team to North York­shire.

Any­one wish­ing to do­nate can do so on­line at the team’s char­ity page http://www.just­giv­ing.com/Deep­ingsSC or by con­tact­ing the club di­rect at www.deep­ingssc.co.uk

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