AudlemOnline Logo Link

Huftons' swim raises £1,525

31st July 2012 @ 7:07am – by Barrie & Shelagh Hufton
Back home  /  News  /  Huftons' swim raises £1,525
default

We would like to thank everyone who so generously sponsored our 1 mile open water swim at Salford Quays which we successfully completed on Sunday 1st July.


Thanks to the generosity of all those who sponsored us,we have raised a total of  £1,525  for Macmillan Cancer Support.


We were originally registered to do the 1-mile swim in Lake Windermere on Saturday 23rd June but because of an appalling storm with gale force winds that weekend, British Gas,the organisers were forced to cancel.


Fortunately we were able at the last minute to enter the British Gas Great Manchester swim at Salford Quays the following weekend.


We had been training very hard and felt confident about completing the distance. Nonetheless we found our first experience of swimming in wetsuits (compulsory) very difficult  and were very relieved to finish.


Our JustGiving site – click on the link below the photos - remains open for anyone who still wishes to make a contribution.


It includes some photos of our 'mass red hat launch', Shelagh and I looking very relieved and exhausted at the finish, and finally the pair of us having warmed up with coffee and junk food at the Macmillan charity tent.    


This article is from our news archive. As a result pictures or videos originally associated with it may have been removed and some of the content may no longer be accurate or relevant.

Get In Touch

AudlemOnline is powered by our active community.

Please send us your news and views using the button below:

Village Map

© 2005-2024 AudlemOnline
Visitors Today 16 / July 17,856