Dragons fire themselves to swimming success
24 November 2016
With the centenary of our founder Leonard Cheshire just around the corner, over 100 children at his old primary school collectively swam the length of the English Channel — 1,416 lengths of the pool — in aid of our charity.
The Dragon School pupils ‘reached France’ in under an hour!
As an old Dragon, Leonard embodied the school’s values of courage, respect and kindness.
They even swam further than the original challenge intended, finishing on an impressive 1,603 lengths, nearly 25 miles!
‘The swim the channel challenge was exhilarating. I felt an adrenaline rush every time I jumped into the pool.’
‘It was exhausting, but the whole time I was proud that all the effort was going to charity.’
Many thanks to all those who supported the event, including those who sponsored the children.
It is hoped that in excess of £2,000 will be raised.
We'll have further announcements of how we'll be celebrating the centenary of our founder's birthday soon!