Annual swimathon makes a splash for military patients


The incredible Scuba Action team have held their fifth annual charity swim to raise money to support Fisher House. The team set themselves the challenge of swimming 1,782 lengths of the pool at Southam Leisure Centre in Leamington Spa, the equilvalent distance from the leisutre centre to Fisher House!

The Scuba Action team were joined by the Southam 2028 Air Cadet Squadron and students from North Leamington School to complete the challenge and together they managed to complete the gruelling challenge and have gained lots of sponsorship in the process.

Over the five years that the annual swim has taken place, the team have raised over £3,000 and are determined to continue raising money to support Fisher House. Ray Kirton is a key member of the team, and was recently nominated for a 'Best in Care' award by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust for his incredible fundraising efforts.

Ray said: "It was another fantastic day of swimming to raise money for such an important cause. My thanks go to the Southam 2028 Air Cadet Squadron and the students from North Leamington School for helping us to reach our challenge, even the 'Water Babies' did their bit!"

Sophie Carroll, Fundraising Officer at QEHB Charity said: "Thanks so much to Ray and the Action Scuba team for their amazing efforts! Fisher House relies entirely on donations to provide a 'home away from home' for military patients and their families here at QEHB. None of this would be possible without the support of amazing fundraisers!"

If you would like to donate to the Scuba Action team's campaign, please visit

Ray Kirton, centre, was nominated for an award for his fundraising efforts

The Southam 2028 Air Cadet Squadron who helped the team reach their target

Some young swimmers were on hand to help on the day!

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