You could be a record breaker
Would you like to be part of an attempt to break a Guinness World Record? Read on! 2012 was a special year with the Olympic and Paralympic Games being held. Werrington Rotary Club held their annual charity swim at Jack Hunt Pool - encouraging local people to keep fit and enjoy life.
Aa a once- in- a- lifetime bonus all people who participated were able to hold Tasha Lloyd’s Olympic Relay Torch. Swimmers were emailed photographs of their special moment with the torch and received a commemorative t- shirt. The club will be donating money to Tasha’s charity.
To date the charity swim has raised £ 1527 for the club to give to local charities and projects. Swimmers were able to donate half of the money they collected to their own causes so the total raised is far in excess of that achieved by the club. The club will use some of their money to buy Dictionaries for Life to give to school leavers at a number of local schools. They also hope to provide monetary assistance in addition to helping design the Anniversary Park outside Werrington Library. Creation of the park is being promoted by Werrington Neighbourhood Council and needs assistance from people with different skills prepared to give their time and expertise to build this special space for the village.
At Thorney the roof of the Abbey is being replaced - no small job. A team from the church taking part in the swim raised the last few pounds to complete the work - just one of the teams that participated.
In February 2012 the club organised local participation in creating a Guinness World Record for the most number of swimmers to swim 100 metres in a one hour period. It attracted both young and old. Throughout the world 4588 swimmers took part - even at 4.00am in Australia! Over $ 100,000 raised worldwide has been donated to the End Polio Now campaign.
This year the world event is on ` Rotary Day’, Saturday 23rd February 2013. It has been difficult to book a pool in Peterborough but the Jack Hunt Pool has been made available from 18.00 to 19.00.
Come and take part! – swim just 100 metres. It is hoped many schools and other organisations will join local Rotary Clubs. Entry is only £ 3.00 for adults, £ 2.00 for those under 16.
All swimmers will receive a certificate and, if the world record is broken, verification of taking part.
Werrington Rotary Club will donate all their profits towards polio vaccinations.
You can raise money for your own charity and, after swimming the 100 metres, half of the pool will be open if you wish to continue to swim.
Entry details can be obtained from email: graham@ walkeruk. demon. co. uk
Entries are preferred by email but can be sent by post including stamped addressed envelope to: Graham Walker, 28 Melford Close, Longthorpe, Peterborough. PE3.9NG tel: 01733 265738 m: 07732 303057 or on facebook Peterborough. Werrington. Rotary