Swimming the Nidd raises £1852 for local charities

Please share the news

Pupils at a North Yorkshire prep , inspired by TV funnyman David Walliams, raised almost £2,000 for after completing their own epic 59-mile swim of the River Nidd.

Youngsters at , based at Birstwith, near , collected £1852.06 after swimming the length of the Yorkshire river – in their swimming pool!

The children, aged from four to 11, took turns in swimming lengths of the pool to complete the challenge, and plotted their progress on a map, ensuring they started swimming at Angram Reservoir, at Great Whernside, and ended when the River Nidd joined the Ouse at Nun Monkton, near .

Money raised from the challenge will be divided between the school’s chosen for the year, , based in , and Sport Relief.

Gail Bland, charities co-ordinator at School said she was overwhelmed by the amount of money that had been raised – with £1000 handed over to and £852.06 being donated to Sport Relief.


Please share the news

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Dancing pupils tell the story of Gerald the Giraffe who couldn't dance

Next Story

Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year longlist revealed