We would like to say a huge thank you to five members from a local Weight Watchers group, who have raised £336.40 for WHH Charity by completing a sponsored swim at DW Fitness in Warrington.
The group, who meet every Tuesday from 10 to 11am at St. Ann’s Church in Orford, swam one mile, which equates to 66 lengths.
All of the money raised will go to our Making Waves appeal, which aims to build an outdoor children’s play area at Warrington Hospital. The appeal is nearing its £100,000 target and we’re calling out for a final wave of support (get it? wave?)
The idea for the sponsored swim came about when members of the group completed a swimming challenge in an effort to lose weight, after which they then thought it would be a good idea to do the same thing again, but this time for charity.
Kaye Catterall, leader of the Weight Watchers group, said, “We’re just a gang of weight watchers that wanted to make a difference and give something back to the community, whilst losing weight in the process!”
When deciding on a charity, the group was inspired by one of the member’s relatives, Ruben and Elena Evans-Guillen, the 7-year-old twins who have challenged themselves to run 100km this year to raise money for the children’s play area.
“We were inspired by their dedication and commitment and as we were looking for a local charity, not to mention the fact that the name of the appeal is ‘Making Waves’, it seemed very appropriate to choose this particular cause,” said Carole Lawrinson, group member.
Our Fundraising Manager, Helen, expressed her immense gratitude towards the group: “Swimming 66 lengths is such an amazing personal challenge, as well as a fabulous way to make a difference. On behalf of WHH Charity, I would like to say thank you so much to the ladies who took part – together we are amazing!”
To find out more about the Making Waves appeal and to see digital visualisations of what it may look like when completed, click HERE