Club Treasurer swimming for charity
Rotherham Rugby Club Treasurer, Becki Finch, is to undertake an epic swim in order to raise money for the very worthwhile charity Help for Heroes.
Previously Becki completed a one mile swim in a chilly Strathclyde Loch; raising over £1,700 in the process for Help for Heroes. However, this time around Becki has given herself a far stiffer test.
This year, on Saturday 14th September, Becki will be swimming the length of Coniston Water to once again ‘do her bit’ for Help for Heroes. That’s 5¼ miles or 8½ km, just short of the 10km swims they did for the Olympic Games.
Becki is expecting her epic swim to take her somewhere between 3 – 3½ hours and once again she’s expecting the water to be very chilly.
For anyone not familiar with Help for Heroes, they do amazing work with members of the armed forces that have been injured whilst serving to protect us all. They are responsible for some of those outstanding athletes that we had the pleasure to watch and cheer for during the Paralympics.
To make this swim possible Becki will have to train all summer, gradually increasing her overall distance. As further preparation she will also be taking part in the British Gas Great Manchester Swim (1 mile around Salford Quays), the Great North Swim (2 miles around Windermere) and a 5km swim around her local lake at Manvers.
To keep abreast of Becki’s progress and to give her some moral support, visit her web page. Please make a donation if you are able to – the webpage that she uses donates the full amount and all of the recovered tax goes directly to the charity, so your money can be helping them do good before she’s even done the swim.