@Dispatch_Mag Lions Charity Swim On Saturday, 8th November 2014, SNYA Radio attended the annual Wymondham Lions charity swim at Wymondham Leisure Centre. The event has raised in excess of £30,000 for various local charities such as EACH, Chapel Road School and BIG-C to name but a few. This year, the event, now in its 9th year, is set to raise funds for Nelson’s Journey. SNYA is particular proud to attend this year’s Lions Swim as our Patron, BBC Radio Norfolk’s Stephen Bumfrey, is also a Patron of Nelson’s Journey. Stephen said, “I wanted to support Nelson’s Journey because I knew first hand that bereavement is tough enough to deal with as an adult, but confronting the death of a significant person as a youngster is particularly traumatic. Our first 17 years can shape us for the rest of our lives. It’s essentials to be there for children and youngsters during such a difficult and confusing time.”
Zoe, from Nelson’s Journey, explained that the charity is dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk. Since 1997, they have helped hundreds of children between the age of 0 to 17, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life e.g. parents, grandparents or siblings. She said that the money raised today would be spent on therapeutic weekends, memory workshops and confidence building for young people who have been affected by a loss. She went on to say that they provide one-to-one counselling and youth clubs for young people in similar situations to themselves. This year’s competitors include, U3A, a staff team from Wymondham College, four teams of Wymondham Guides, six teams of students from Tacolneston, Attleborough, and Wicklewood Primary Schools and a team from Wymondham College Swim School. They are all competing, not only to raise money for this worthy charity but to better last year’s winners, ‘Little Fish’, who set a new record by swimming 91 laps (182 lengths) in their 50 minutes time slot.
The Wymondham Lions award trophy’s, medals, and certificates to the teams that swim the furthest and raise the most money, in each of the senior and junior categories. John Wilde, organiser and host for the event said, “For the seniors, a team from Wmondham’s 4th Guides swam the furthest with 56 laps. The ‘U3A Team’ raised the most, again, with £707 pledged. For the junior teams, the Deep Blue Dolphins from Wicklewood School swam 49 laps but the ‘Most Money Raised Award’ is very tight and will depend on who collects the most
money from their pledges. At the moment Attleborough Cubs are in the lead with £233, but this can change”. The Mayor of Wymondham, Cllr. Collin Foulger, said, “ I have attended the Lions Charity Swim a couple of times in the past, the last time being when I was in Office four years ago. It is good to see people enjoying themselves and putting something back into the life they enjoy” If you are a young person and would like to get involved in similar events to these then drop us an email to office@ snyouthaction.org.uk
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The December 2014 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Diss & Attleborough