Jamie Hinde of Seahorse Swimming Club, Crewe was presented with the Club’s ‘Endeavour Award’ for 2015 by Duty Manager, Matthew Hatton of Crewe Swimming Pool this month.
The award is for recognition of Jamie’s fundraising during the year. Jamie is raising cash for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, which provides a ‘home-away-from-home’ so parents or carers can stay close to their critically ill children, at little or no cost. The RMH is an independent charity and relies totally on public donations.
Jamie, 44, a member of Seahorse for more than 20 years, has no use in his right arm and is registered blind because of his poor vision, and also suffers with hearing loss. He began his marathon swim earlier this year and has already swam 40 miles during his weekly swimming sessions with Seahorse club at Crewe Swimming Pool and is well on course to reaching his target of 50 miles by early 2016.
Matthew Hatton from Crewe Swimming Pool commented, ‘It was an honour to reward Jamie with the club’s Endeavour Award and it has been a pleasure to accommodate the club and Jamie at Crewe Swimming Pool. Jamie is making some incredible achievements and is an inspiration not only to the club but to all of our customers here at Crewe Pool. He has proven that no barriers can be great enough to stop you trying your best and doing great things for worthwhile causes.’
The charity is close to Jamie and his family after staying there when Jamie’s nephew Jimmie Ollier, spent time at the hospital as a youngster. Sadly, Jimmie died of a rare heart disease, aged 12 years and Jamie and his family have raised hundreds of pounds for the charity in his memory. Jamie has raised over £500 with his swim to date and is aiming to increase this figure before his marathon swim comes to an end.
If anyone would like to sponsor Jamie they can donate online at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jhinde or you can see anyone at Crewe Swimming Pool reception for his sponsor form.
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