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swimmarathonRotary Swimarathon gives £5,000 to Sandon School

The Rotary Swimarathon have this year donated to 51 causes, and Sandon School was chosen to be the main beneficiary.

Sara Ellis, Assistant Head at Sandon, and Anita Asken, a TA at GANF, were handed the cheque by club president Neville Thompson during a special event at St Wulfram’s Church on Thursday 29th June.

The focus this year was on young people, as Rotary Swimarathon chairman Roger Graves explained: “We sat down and analysed the event. We have virtually every school taking part; we have scouts, cubs, guides, we have air cadets. In fact, nearly 70 per cent of the swimmers are under the age of 16 and that 70 per cent actually raises 45 per cent of the total raised. So we feel that this year, we’ll give some of that back to the youth of this town, so they can hold their head high and say yes, we raised something for the community but also something for our own charity/organisation.”

Each year, the Rotary Swimarathon chooses one particular cause to give a big boost to, and this year it was Sandon School!  We are thrilled!  The club has made our dream of building a new sensory room a reality, by donating a whopping £5,000.  This now puts us up to £9,343.85 so we just need one last push for the final £1,842 to hit our target!

Roger Graves told the audience: “Neville and I visited Sandon School to have a look around. I was absolutely blown away by the commitment of the teachers and by the atmosphere there.”