Marathon Effort Raises over £2000
A 24 hour
swimathon at Hethersett Junior School raised well over £2,000 for the Big C
swimming event kicked off Hethersett’s recent open weekend with children and
people from the village swimming an equivalent distance from Hethersett to
London. The event celebrated the 40th anniversary of the school pool and also
the life of staff member Lorraine Hedges, who died from cancer.
A cheque for £2371.15
was handed over to Big C Community Fundraising Manager Lesley Cologne at a
special end of term assembly at the school. The presentation was made by
school swimming teacher Jane Newstead who was one of the main organisers of
“This is a
magnificent amount of money that will help many people affected by cancer.
Lots of people are made better by the services we provide and the money
donated to us,” Lesley Cologne told the children.
The assembly also
said goodbye to two staff members – teaching assistant Farah Rehman and
teacher Richard Cullen. There was also a special sports achievement cup for
Tyler Matthews to mark his second place in the Norfolk Under-10 Cycle Speedway
Championships. During the afternoon the Year Six leavers said goodbye at a
special service in Hethersett Parish Church.