Monday, 14 May 2012

Crawley Takes Up Sport

[caption id="attachment_2934" align="alignleft" width="225"] Donna proudly displays her medal[/caption]

Crawley House have tales of past sporting prowess with more still to come...

As mentioned previously in Dispatches, Donna Brown took part in the Swimathon at her local pool at the end of April. This is an annual event held nationwide which aims to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Donna elected to swim 2.5 kilometres, i.e. 100 lengths of the pool. This is the equivalent of running 12.5 kilometres, so her achievement is impressive :)

Staying on the running front we have late news just in that Customer Service Assistant Sajida Sidat's daughter ran 4 miles for Sport Relief for Schools at the end of March. Crawley House donated £50 towards her sponsorship total.

Last but not least, Mark Simmons and Mike Moore report on an intriguing joint sporting challenge still to come:

On Friday 22nd June Crawley and Croydon are taking up the challenge of the Longest Day of Golf at Chichester golf club. The Victims (sorry I mean Golfers) will endure 72 holes over 300 shots and will cover 20 miles with 53% of the holes played having the additional challenge of water on them.

Think we’re going to need a bigger boat and a lot more golf balls.

The money raised will be divided between Newstraid and Help for Heroes.

Mark and Mike: it sounds like you'll be well on your way to completing a 2012 Challenge in one go with that little lot!

1 comment:

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive4 June 2012 at 13:45

    Swimming, running AND golf! Is there no end to Croydon and Crawley's sporting talents?