Babies and children from Puddle Ducks in West Kent & East Sussex had fun raising £2,137 for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer and their families.
Every autumn, local swim school Puddle Ducks hold a week-long charity event where children raise money (and learn valuable water safety and survival skills) by attending swimming lessons dressed in their pyjamas.
This year Puddle Ducks’ chosen charity was CLIC Sargent which supported 315 children and young people from Kent and East Sussex in 2017 alone, from places such as Maidstone, Brighton and Battle.
In Kent & East Sussex, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care team of social workers and nurses provide emotional, practical and financial support out of the Royal Alexandra Children’s hospital in Brighton, as well as supporting young cancer patients at home or who are being treated at other specialist children’s hospitals in London, Surrey or Hampshire.
Clive Relf, who runs Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex with his wife Lindsay, explained, “We were delighted to fundraise for CLIC Sargent. They do fantastic work and our Puddle Ducks families thought it was wonderful opportunity to help other children.
He continued, “Our Charity Pyjama Week is a great way of teaching our children important lifesaving skills in a fun and relaxed environment, whilst raising money for such a great cause. We had a tremendous time and we would like to give a big thank you to all our customers and their little Puddle Ducks who helped us to raise over £2,000 for this fantastic charity.”
Puddle Ducks provides award-winning swimming programmes for children 0-10 years of age. Taught by experts, they focus on teaching independent swimming in a nurturing environment with individually tailored activities to suit all abilities. Puddle Ducks swimming classes take place at 18 pools across West Kent and East Sussex.
For more information on the classes available at Puddle Ducks please call 01892 617246 or visit www.puddleducks.com/westkentandeastsussex
Pictured (L-R): Clive Relf (Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex – owner), Janina Westwell (Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex – Senior Teacher), Louisa Langford (Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex – Marketing Co-ordinator), Charlotte Burgess (Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex – Teacher) and Alex Drury (CLIC Sargent – Fundraising Engagement Manager)