Young swimmers from throughout the country have helped raise £17,159 for a children’s charity.
Puddle Ducks, a children’s swimming company, raised the money by getting involved in Humphrey’s Pyjama Week, an annual fundraising initiative for The Children’s Trust.
On December 12, Tracy Townend and Jo Stone, co-founders of the company along with one of the swimming teachers, Natalie Archer, visited the Trust in Tadworth to see how the money was used.
The group learned about the different services provided by the Trust, including its brain injury rehabilitation as well as residential care for children with severe disabilities.
Tracy said of the visit: “Our first stop was an amazing therapy pool with lights and music. It was great to see that every child has the opportunity to swim in the therapy pool every week.
“Our biggest impression was just how homely, relaxed and happy The Children’s Trust is. It has a beautiful atmosphere and we felt very privileged to be shown around.”
Puddle Ducks Franchises throughout the country got involved in Humphrey’s Pyjama week which ran in October, with youngsters and swimming instructors taking part in Humphrey’s themed activities.
As well as dressing in their pyjamas, activities during swimming lessons included Pool Tea Parties and Diving for the Teacup.
Katie Roberts, head of community fundraising at the Trust said: “We were delighted to welcome some of the Puddle Ducks team to the Trust so that we could show them firsthand how the money raised by their franchises will be used. We’re thrilled at the response we had from them this year and are looking forward to working with them again next year.”
To find out where your nearest Puddle Ducks classes are visit: www.puddleducks.com