Posted on March 31st, 2006
Charity Swimathon raises £2016.50 for local Charities
PROjEN, the award winning Project Management Company based at Northwich, Cheshire, has just raised £2016.50 for two local and one national Charity in a sponsored Swimathon which took place in March.
The Northwich SWIMATHON 2006 took place On Saturday 11th March 2006 with teams from the local area one of which was made up by employees of PROjEN. The Swimathon was on the behalf of the Northwich rotary Club which is supporting two local good causes, St Lukes Hospice and Northwich Victoria Infirmary plus the national charity NSPCC.
This year saw a re-brand from Penguins to Piranha’s for the PROjEN Team taking part in the 2006 Northwich Swimathon.
Invited to swim by the Northwich Rotary Club, the six strong Piranhas represented local company PROjEN; a Project Management Company based in Winnington Avenue, Northwich.
The team made up of Jim McCarrick, Steve Humphrey, Andy Humphrey, Alf Leather, Wayne Cullen and Team Captain Katie Abrahams put the event in a whirl (at Moss Farm’s pool), swimming 156 lengths in the 55 minutes allotted.
PROjEN’s Managing Director, John Taylor commented
“This is the second year that PROjEN have supported this event – it is a healthy way of getting the team together outside of a work environment and an excellent way of giving back to the local community.”
PROjEN hope that the collective monies raised, go some way to benefiting the charities in the surrounding area, including financing the diagnostic tool so desperately needed by the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at the Northwich Royal Infirmary.
The aim of the Swimathon is to collect as much money as possible for these worthwhile causes by obtaining sponsorship from work colleagues and friends based on the number of lengths the team can swim in one hour. Last year the team managed to cover 138 lengths in the full hour. The PROjEN team is called the PROjEN Piranhas and is captained by Katie Abrahams. Apparently this is to do with the way the members collect sponsorship donations from slow payers!