ASKA's Charity Mile
On Sunday the 25th of June, ASKA swimming club, based at the University of Chester pool, completed a relay team mile in aid of the Christie cancer hospital in Manchester. The event, organised by the 2016-17 captain, Abbie, a pupil at Upton-by-Chester High School, saw five teams of club swimmers and parents complete 64 lengths to raise over £240. Susan Welch, who is raising money and awareness of lymphoedema research also attended the swim session and presented all participants with well deserved medals from the Christie. Susan also spoke to the swimmers about her treatment and the importance of sport and keeping fit throughout your lifetime, which many of the swimmers found inspiring. Overall, it was a fun way to raise money for a great cause.