Rotary raises £5,000 for London’s Air Ambulance
Thanks to the efforts of 30 swimmers and their generous supporters, the Rotary Beckenham Swimalong marathon has succeeded in raising £5,000, for the benefit of London’s Air Ambulance.
On Saturday 30th October, in response to the annual challenge by the Rotary Club of Beckenham, twenty-one swimmers arrived at the West Wickham Leisure Centre, with those living further afield turning up at their local pools, to attempt to collectively swim a marathon within 3 hours.
Many congratulations to all the swimmers who accepted the challenge, collectively swimming an amazing 44,200 metres … comfortably in excess of a full marathon.
The Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Russell Mellor, accompanied by his wife, graciously attended, met some of the swimmers and organisers and drew the winning raffle tickets.
The event was organized by Rotary Beckenham with invaluable help and support from other clubs and local community organizations. This was the fourth Swimalong that has been held, on each occasion for the benefit of a different charity and this time raising a record amount for the London’s Air Ambulance.
Rotary Beckenham is very grateful to the West Wickham Leisure Centre and to all our sponsors, whose generous support made this event a success.