Pool plunge helps flood charities’ coffers

A team from Edwards Ford in Salisbury pulled off a real stroke for charity by taking the plunge at the Rotary Club Swimathon.

The half dozen swimmers from the sales administration, IT, service, and parts departments dived headlong into the spirit of the event at Godolphin School pool and after their 55 minutes in the water came away as the non-Rotary team raising the highest amount. Their £974 brought them a commemorative bowl for their efforts.

This year's event raised more than £12,000 that was shared between the Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal, the Jo Benson Day Centre, Parkinsons UK, and Rotary charities. Edwards Ford gave extra support to the event by providing printing, stationery, and postage for the event's newsletter and entry forms.

The event has been running for seven years and has raised more than £91,000 for local charities. Next year's Swimathon will be held on April 14 and Rotarian Alan Corkill is keen to hear from interested teams. He can be contacted on 01722 333666 or by email at alan.corkill@ntlworld.com

The Foray team is, left to right, back row: Jamie Rogers, Anthony Gray, Matt Smith, James Edwards; front row Rob Screen, James Browning, Gemma Newham, Anthea Chilton.