Monday, March 24, 2014

Swimathon 2014 and Sport Relief

A very big thank-you to all those who have already sponsored me, or my son John, or both, in the 2014 Swimathon which was part of the Sport Relief weekend.

I completed my 5,000 metre challenge (200 lengths of Copeland Swimming Pool in Hensingham) in one hour 55 minutes and forty seconds yesterday: my son John completed his 1,500 metre challenge (60 lengths) in exactly 55 minutes.

The Swimathon Foundation selects a National Charity Partner to promote itself and its charitable activities in association with the Swimathon and to receive funds from members of the public, including those participating in the Swimathon, in support of its activities. The Swimathon has raised funds for a variety of nominated charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, The British Heart Foundation, The Prince’s Trust, and Marie Curie Cancer Care. For Swimathon 2014 the selected charity has been Comic Relief, raising funds through the Sport Relief campaign.
Comic Relief is spending the money raised by the public to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.

So everyone who took part in the Swimathon or Sport relief, and everynoe who sponsors them, has helped give shelter to young people living on the streets and protection to those living with domestic abuse. Across the world, that money helps children into education, and provides communities with fresh water and life-saving vaccines.
You can see details of some of the people Sport Relief has helped at
If you have not yet sponsored anyone for Sport Relief 2014 it is not too late to do so. You can sponsor me at


Jim said...

Well done Chris and John

Chris Whiteside said...

Many thanks