A trio of swimmers from Lincoln-based construction company Lindum helped raise money for a local charity when they swam across Lake Windermere.
The ‘Lindum Trio’, Matt Tyers, Robbie Kok and Stuart Mitchell, raised £612 for Kesteven Children In Need (KCiN) when they completed the 1 mile swim as part of the Great North Swim event in June.
They raised £306 in sponsorship from generous colleagues and friends, which was then doubled by the Lindum Board of Directors.
Stuart Mitchell handed over the cheque to the KCiN Charity’s Treasurer, Alex Howard, on September 2 at Lindum Business Park.
Alex said: “As a voluntary charity we rely heavily on donations from the public to fund and resource our work.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Stuart, Matt and Robbie for their impressive open-water swim to raise money for KCiN. Also, thank you to Lindum Group for their charitable support of doubling the donation.”
“This contribution will make a huge difference to improving the quality of life for children in Lincolnshire, we are extremely grateful and are proud to say that all the money raised will be going to worthy causes in the local area.”
The charity, run by only 10 volunteers, has been supporting children in difficult circumstances for over 50 years.
Covering the district council areas of North and South Kesteven, KCiN provides practical support to families and children, encouraging a standard for quality of life and helping to create a safe environment for mental, social and physical development.
Speaking on behalf of the Lindum swimmers, Stuart Mitchell said: ‘We’re delighted to have raised money which will go towards helping local families in need.
“What initially started as a fun idea turned out to be quite a challenge, especially when we experienced the effects of the freezing water! However, thanks the generous donations of our sponsors and the Lindum Board, it was all worthwhile.”