Corby and District LC. A GREAT START TO THE SWIMATHON

During a recent 2 week period Corby and District Lions Club challenged local people to raise money to help provide clean water for Kenyan villages using the Corby East Midlands pool complex .  The challenge was to raise £800 to bore a well and provide a water pump for a village in  Bugoma County, Kenya and to travel the 6439 miles by swimming, walking, rowing or running using the facilities at the gym and pool.  A spokesman for Corby Lions said, ‘It is the first time we have run this kind of event so we are quite pleased with the £211 raised and the 1966 miles travelled.  We propose to run this event again in April 2017 to add to the money and distance already achieved.  We are particularly grateful for the support of Corby Amateur Swimming Club and the staff at the pool complex.  We look forward to working with them again in April.’

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