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Fundraisers taking the plunge to back causes
YOUNG swimmers took the plunge for charity at an event in Dorchester.
Teacher Sarah Hewitt organised the charity swim at Damers First School to raise funds for Action Against Breast Cancer.
She was inspired to do what she could to support the charity by the experiences of two of her close friends.
An old school friend died from the disease last year and another of her pals is currently battling breast cancer.
Mrs Hewitt, who has worked with the Natterjacks swimming club for over 18 years, spoke to parents about the event and was delighted with their support for the swim.
Around 25 children took part in the event, with the youngsters split into four teams that each swam constantly for an hour.
The fantastic efforts of the youngsters, some of whom are not even four years old, saw them clock up an impressive 467 lengths of the school pool. They also managed to raise an amazing £1,000 for the chosen charity.
Mrs Hewitt said she was delighted with the efforts of the young swimmers and grateful to all those who had helped make the event possible.
She said: “As a teacher I was so proud of them, they swam so well.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Angharad Woollcott for supporting me and organising the raffle, Damers School for allowing me to use the pool, all of the parents for their support and all of my swimmers for their huge effort, it was a very special day.”
Natterjacks swimming club is a family-run, non-profit club that teaches children how to swim confidently in the water.
There are currently a limited number of vacancies available for children aged four and upwards.
For more information contact Jane Hewitt on 01305 266175.