Making a fund-raising splash at LionSwim

Morpeth Lions President Geoff Bushell with Patrick Booth's World Challenge team.
Morpeth Lions President Geoff Bushell with Patrick Booth's World Challenge team.
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Once again, there was a good turnout for the annual LionSwim event in Morpeth.

A total of 21 teams were in action at the Riverside Leisure Centre. They raised sponsorship money by completing as many lengths of the pool as possible in 55-minute sessions over a six-hour period.

Although it is not a competition, Patrick Booth’s World Challenge team recorded an impressive 210 lengths in its allotted time.

The King Edward VI School student is raising money to take part in the World Challenge in Madagascar next year.

Two teams of Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club youngsters took part, with the Aristocats beating the Tadpoles for second place. It was a good tussle with a lot of pride at stake.

Not far behind were the Northumberland Special Olympics team. There were two teams swimming on behalf of Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt and they were both delighted to break the 100-lengths marker.

Morpeth Lions Club member Les Brindley organised the event, with fellow Lion Hugh Edmundson looking after the pool area.

Mr Brindley thanked all the teams, the sponsors, Schweppes Abbey Well for bottled water, Northumberland Hospital Radio for their poolside commentary and music and all who helped on the day.