Swimmers win cup for most sponsorship at Swimathon

Rotary Club of Milton Keynes  Swimathon presentation for most sponsorship - Matthew Slater with his grandmother Carol Barker, receiving the cup from the Mayor, Cllr Keith Maclean.
Rotary Club of Milton Keynes Swimathon presentation for most sponsorship - Matthew Slater with his grandmother Carol Barker, receiving the cup from the Mayor, Cllr Keith Maclean.

Two children’s efforts in the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes £27,000 charity fund-raising event went swimmingly when their team won the cup for most sponsorship.

Matthew Slater of Leighton Middle School accepted the award on behalf of his team-mates, including Abigail Kirk of Brooklands School, from the Mayor, Cllr Keith Maclean, at the presentation evening at the Holiday Inn MK.

Organiser Bill Blyth said: “We can’t thank enough all the people – charities, friends, families, businesses and Rotarians - who gave so generously of their time and money to make this Swimathon a success and special thanks, as always, go to all the disabled swimmers who did their own Swimathon for us raising £2,500.”

Cheques were given to Willen Hospice, Macmillan, Westbury Arts Centre, Dogs for the Disabled, West Bletchley Counselling and Wellbeing Service, Works 4 Us, Leo’s Appeal and MK Academy’s Interact Club.