• Andy Bateman

LionSwim raises over £5,000!

That's right! Over £5,000, a new record for LionSwim.

Organising Lion Les Brindley and Past President Lion Margaret Trewick present Cleasewell Hill School swimmers and staff with their cheque & certificates.

LionSwim is a swimming event when teams swim for 55 minutes and raise sponsorship funds for their organisations or charities. The Lions Club of Morpeth has organised this for 28 years and many thousands of pounds has been raised in that time.


At a recent Club Meeting, Lion President Richard Nash presented cheques to some of the teams taking part. For the first year the teams received 75% of the sponsorship raised. Previously it had been 50% with the other half covering the costs of running the event. It could be that the additional 25% was an incentive as a record £5063 was raised with £3836 being distributed to the teams.


In addition trophies were presented with Contact Mental Health achieving the most laps swum by a Senior team. The Junior team trophy for most laps went to the three swimmers of Morpeth ASC whilst the trophy for most sponsorship raised went to the Mayor’s Mermaids team.


Lion President Richard congratulated the teams for their great performances and also expressed the Club’s gratitude to Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre and their staff for their invaluable assistance on the day of the event. Finally he praised Lion Les Brindley for all the work involved in organising the LionSwim.


Lion President Richard Nash (back row 3rd left) and Lion Les Brindley (back row, far right) with LionSwim participants.

Due to transport difficulties getting the Cleasewell Hill School swimmers to the Presentation Evening, two Lions went to the school the following day to present them with their cheque for the sponsorship raised that will doubtless help their fund for a hydrotherapy pool .

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