12 September 2010

CEO & Head of Finance brave the Sea for charity!


Sponsored Sea Swim















On Sunday our CEO Stephen Pattrick and Head of Finance Steve Willis took part in a sponsored one mile Sea Swim for local hospice Rowcroft.

162 swimmers in total braved the stunning sea off Teignmouth Beach, South Devon along with hundreds of supporters on the beach and the green cheering them on!  It was a gloriously sunny day and the atmosphere was electric.  The crowds were welcomed on the green by host radio station Palm FM followed by a warm up for the swimmers with a local fitness instructor.  The brave swimmers then made their way down to the beach to set off on the one mile square course.  In the sea alongside them were team members from Teignmouth RNLI, Teignmouth Surf and Life Saving Club and Sea Sports Southwest ensuring the unique event is safe as well as enjoyable

It was a fabulous day, the sun was shining and Rowcroft have announced this morning that the swimmers have pledged to raise a staggering £14,000 in total for the hospice.

Stephen Pattrick commented: 'We are very proud to be able to help raise money for Rowcroft, it is a charity close to our hearts at Newcross and we are very thankful for the wonderful job they do'

'The total of sponsorship money we raised is still being tallied and now we have completed the swim a few more Pounds have been pledged which is fantastic' added Steve Willis.

The funds raised from this event will go directly to those who are suffering from terminal illnesses and need Rowcroft's specialist support and care. 

To see what place our Newcross team came in the sea swim click on the link: http://bit.ly/aKBKoS