Posted on April 27th, 2005
PROjEN Penguins Prevail in the Pool
There is great news for several local charities in the Northwich area as the PROjEN Penguins have grouped together and raised a splashing £1,325.20 for three different charities in the surrounding area.
The PROjEN Penguins Swimming Group all work for local company PROjEN- a Project Management Company based in Winnington Avenue and were asked to take part in a sponsored Swimathon by the Rotary Club of Northwich.
After a strenuous training and diet regime Ian Kirkham, Dave Berry, Steve Humphrey, Chris Pemberton, Claire Heaney, and Team Captain Lyndon Workman plunged into the waters of Moss Farm Leisure Centre to start the challenge of attempting to swim 55 lengths in a time of 55 minutes in aid of local charities.
With amazing effort the Penguins achieved and then surpassed this target and completed the challenge with a total of 138 lengths in the 55 allotted minutes-at an average lap time of just 23 seconds per length of the 25 metre pool!
The PROjEN Penguins hope that the success of the swimathon will go a long way with several charities from the Northwich area set to benefit from the effort. The healthy contribution of £1,325.20 will be shared between the Vale Royal Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, Independent Advocacy for those with Learning Difficulties in central Cheshire and the Neumuscular Centre for those with muscular dystrophy in Winsford.