Swimmers splash out for charity

12:45 04 March 2014

The Lyme Lunge 2014. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 2100-01-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

The Lyme Lunge 2014. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 2100-01-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Lyme Lunge raises £2,800 for the children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent

Lyme Regis Rotarian Jim Moseley hands over a cheque to Farah Batchelor of Clic Sargent.Lyme Regis Rotarian Jim Moseley hands over a cheque to Farah Batchelor of Clic Sargent.

Hardy swimmers have helped Lyme Regis Rotary Club splash out for Clic Sargent, the children’s cancer charity.

Despite appalling weather the Lyme Lunge, on New Year’s Day, attracted another big turnout and raised nearly £2,800.

The money came through collections on the day, sponsorship and donations of various sorts, including through the ‘Just Giving’ website.

Farah Batchelor, from Clic Sargent, said: “This was a wonderful achievement. The weather was dreadful on the day of The lunge and it was touch and go as to whether it would happen. But with the support of the RNLI volunteers and other organisations to provide safety in the water and on the beach around 180 swimmers took part. Thanks to them, to the huge crowds that gathered in support and to local businesses this tremendous sum of money was raised to help young people who are diagnosed with cancer, and their families.

“We supported over 80 Dorset children who were diagnosed with cancer last year, and their families, at an average cost of £4,000 per family. This impressive sum raised by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis will help so much, our heartfelt thanks to all who made it possible.”

In addition to the £2,800 raised for Clic Sargent, the Rotary Club is aware of a further £2,500 raised for other charities by Lungers through personal sponsorship.

Rotarian Jim Moseley, who organised the event, said: “A lot of people contributed to the success of The Lunge on January 1. It was a great team effort and a great result for Rotary, for Clic Sargent and for the Lyme Regis business community.

“A great number of people came to Lyme to watch and to participate in this event which is now established in the town’s calendar. We look forward to making it an even bigger success in 2015. Thanks to all who helped make it possible.”

To find out more about Rotary visit www.lymeregisrotary.org.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The President of Devon Petanque Region, John Thatcher, and Honiton mayor, Peter Halse, cut the ribbon to Honiton's new Petanque Club and court. Ref mhh 1130-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The petanque terrain at the Mountbatten Sports and Social Club was opened on Thursday, March 19.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
rugby generic picture

As the Lacemen’s Colts licked their wounds from their recent defeat by a strong Barum outfit, they travelled to Okehampton for a must-win game and produced the goods in a 25-15 result, writes Paz Parratt

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Rugby

Honiton second XV were confident and commanding across the pitch as they won a derby meeting with Sidmouth 41-10, writes Tom Churchward.

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Britain's 10 Most Wanted.

National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers launch appeal to capture 10 wanted men believed to be hiding in Spain.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Convivium

For many music lovers, a performance of Handel’s Messiah is as much a part of Easter as chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks and nodding daffodils.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Sidford Badminton Club

Sidford Social Hall plays host to a badminton club that is seeing numbers drop and is now in need of some fresh new faces.

Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford

Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford enjoyed success at a recent competition in Cheddar, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Football generic picture

With both Millwey Rise teams struggling to fulfil their numbers through injury and late withdrawals the ensuing results were better than what perhaps was expected, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Super-fit Charlotte Venn - fundraising skydiver and marathon runner

Charlotte, who ran the Barcelona marathon in 2004, is hoping to raise £1,000 in sponsorship by taking part.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Jack Britten, Devon Roe-Lavery, coach Helen Reddy, Catie Lee and Valentine Tutcher.

The acrobatic gymnastics season is well and truly under way for Honiton Gymnastics Club men’s pair Devon Roe-Lavery and Jack Britten.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder