Monday, 23 October 2017

Snowdon walkers raise £715

STAFF and members of a swim school in Caversham raised £715 for Cancer Research UK with a sponsored walk up

STAFF and members of a swim school in Caversham raised £715 for Cancer Research UK with a sponsored walk up Mount Snowdon.

The eight-strong team from Swim Day took three-and-a-half hours to complete the 3,560ft ascent in September. They comprised Jan Day, who runs the school, Helen Rowse and her daughters, Sophie, 17, and Zoe, 13, Laura Jordan, Ayanna Jordan, Heather Woodward and Lee Jackson. Each has lost a relative to cancer.

Mrs Day said: “It was quite hard because it was such a long day. We drove for five hours to get there and then walked up to the top but it was great. It was very emotional for everyone when we reached the top.”

Afterwards, they stayed with Jackie Jones in Llanberis, whose granddaughters are members of the school. Some of the walkers presented a cheque to Stuart Amey, the charity’s fund-raising manager for Berkshire, at Highdown School in Emmer Green.

Mrs Day launched Swim Day three years ago. The school hires pools at Highdown, Queen Anne’s School in Caversham and Sonning Common Primary School.

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