Peter Boyd a year 10 student from The Webber Independent School has successfully taken part in the National 2015 Swimathon Challenge and raised over £400 pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The Charity provides care to over 40,000 people living with terminal illnesses across the UK. The money raised from this initiative will continue to help provide thousands of hours of nursing care and support to terminally ill people and their families.
Established in 1986, Swimathon is a nationwide swimming challenge that encourages swimmers up and down the UK to swim a variety of challenge distances at their local pool and raise money for charity. Over the past 27 years of Swimathon, more than half a million swimmers have taken part, raising over £40million for charitable causes.
On Friday 17th April Peter was successful in completing his 2.5km individual challenge at his local pool with lots of support from friends, family and staff and students at Webber. “Thank you to everyone who sponsored me, it really spurred me on!”
Principal Sue Vig said; “Well done Peter, this is a fantastic achievement and for a very good cause indeed. I am always proud of all of our students who so frequently take on personal challenges and endeavours to raise money for a whole host of vital charitable causes. It helps our students appreciate others in less fortunate situations than themselves and shows how together we can help each other and make the world a better place.”