Swim tribute is for deputy head

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A schoolboy has arranged a children’s sponsoredswimathon to help fund hours of hospice care, after the death of his deputy head teacher.

Nine year-old Charlie Culverhouse who attends Sandye Place Academy in Sandy is fundraising in memory of Mrs Harding.

So far he has managed to get 81 swimmers signed up to the event, all between the ages of three to 12.

With the help of his family he has setup a just giving page to get sponsorship for individual swimmers.

Charlie, who visited his teacher at the hospice wanted to help and raise some money for the staff and show his appreciation for all the great work they do.

Charlie said: I want everyone who comes to the swimathon to have fun and remember the good times we had with Mrs Harding.

“We were all really sad when she died and this helps us to remember her.”

The swimathon which was arranged by Charlie and his Mum Aimee Culverhouse will take place on Saturday, November 7at Saxon Pool Leisure Centre in Biggleswade, from 12pm – 4.00pm.

Charlie’s mum, Aimee said: “I’m so proud of Charlie, he is the most caring boy and always thinks of others. It’s been a lot of work for both of us but he has been determined to do this.”

Lewis Girwood, a supporter from Charlie’s football team said: “There are people who talk about doing something kind and those who actually do something about it – Charlie has turned a sad circumstance into something really special. Well done on such a great cause.”

Charlie has set a challenge to raise £1500, if you want to sponsor the swimmers or take part then go to: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/charliesswimathon