The town’s Rotary Club helped organise the annual Swimathon at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Sunday 12th May and 38 teams participated, sharing the money raised in sponsorship with the charity of their choice and “Heel and Toe” a charity helping children with disabilities. It is estimated £8000 was raised on the day.
Bewick Crescent Surgery (below) have entered a team each year and the team swam 231 lengths to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.
Swimmers taking part: Marie Gaffney, Catherine Kavanagh, Aimee Reed, Dr. Chris Stephenson, Nathaniel Stephenson and Jack Stephenson. The late Dr. Brian Jones was team Captain until his death this year and he was represented by his wife Shirley (front left).

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Members of Rotary and Lions at the reception area

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Newton Aycliffe Rotarians Denise Tate and Joanne Jones with Ruth Smith (left) who raised over a £1000 in sponsorship helping the main charity and shared with a charity of their choice: Chemotherapy Day Centre at Sunderland Hospital.