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Charity Pyjama Week 2018

Charity Pyjama Week aims to beat last year.

Three times a year we hold a Pyjama Week, where our swimmers attend lessons in their pyjamas and learn vital lifesaving and personal survival skills, and in our autumn Pyjama Week (15th - 21st October this year), our swimmers raise money for charity.

Wearing pyjamas during swimming lessons is about more than just having fun. Most accidents will happen while your child is fully clothed, so Pyjama Week will give a great indication of what this will feel like. It will help them realise that they will feel heavier but they will still be able to do the important life-saving manoeuvres like kicking to the surface and reaching for the side.

Each local team chooses a charity close to their hearts, and last year our swimmers managed to raise almost £50,000, taking our total over three years to a whopping £147,000. This year we’d love to beat last year’s total, and these are the charities that we will be raising money for:

A Sibling's Wish: The Harvey Hext Trust -
The Maypole Project -
Child Bereavement UK -
Home Start Wirral -
Rainbow Trust -
Firefly -
Poole Hospital Charity with proceeds going to Dorset Cancer Centre -
Sands Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
St George’s Hospital Children’s Appeal -
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice -
Ollie's Army -
Chestnut Tree House Hospice -
Alder Hey Children's Hospital -
Little Liam’s Trust -
Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey -
The Fertility Foundation -
Maggie's Centres -
Little Buds Fund at Darent Valley Hospital -
Rainbows Hospice -
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice -
Nottingham Neonatal Unit -
Oxford Hospitals Charity -
Alfie’s Gang -
Noah's Ark Children's Hospital -
Neonatal Unit at Ipswich Hospital -
The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding -
First Touch -
Sickness Support (Hyperemesis) UK -
Mummy’s Star -
4Louis -
Tiny Hearts Appeal Barnsley -
Little Troopers -
Lady Zia Wernher School -
Clic Sargent -
Calderdale Neonatal Unit -
Birmingham Children's Hospital -
Alzheimer's Society -
Abbie's Fund -

To find out which charity your local team is supporting, and to get involved, visit our Local Teams page and find your area.

If you’re taking part, we’d love for you to send your photos to our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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