This year's charity PJ Week will be held from 12th - 20th October 2019.
This year we have chosen (with the help of our customers!) to support the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
The Air Ambulance is one of the UK's leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) charities and operates throughout Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire meaning this could be a lifesaving resource for all of our customers.
The state of the art helicopter and highly-skilled Pilots, Paramedics and Doctors give some of the most critically ill and injured people their very best chance of survival in what is often their greatest hour of need! At a time when every second counts, the iconic yellow helicopter can really mean the difference between life and death.
The charity is not part of the NHS nor it is it funded by the government so the fundraising efforts of our little swimmers will help the charity to continue operating and saving the lives of those who need it.
We ask all our swimmers (and their parents - for those that join them in the water) to wear their pyjamas for their class during our PJ Week as below:
Floaties and Splashers: Pyjamas or a sleepsuit
Kickers, Little Dippers, Dippers and Dabblers: Pyjamas (Long or short sleeved, no fleecey onesies please)
Swim Academy Levels 1 - 4 : short sleeved pyjamas
Swim Academy Levels 5 - 6 : T-shirt and shorts or pyjamas
It’s all about water safety! As well as adding an element of fun to lessons, our Pyjama Parties are a vital element of our teaching. If accidents happen, often it’s when fully clothed. We strongly believe that it’s our duty to ensure that our swimmers know what it feels like to be in water while wearing clothes. Even just this short experience will help them to realise that even though they feel heavier, they can still do those all-important reactions of kicking to the surface, turning and reaching for the side. And the best bit is, they do all of this whilst ensuring the children have lots of fun.
During our Charity PJ week we are asking for a small donation to take part in your lesson. If you would also like to gain sponsors for your child's lesson you can download a sponsor form here:
As an additional bonus, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance are offering a tour of the Air Ambulance helicopter, the base and to meet the crew for the highest fundraiser in both our Baby and Pre-School and Swim Academy programmes! There is a goody bag available for the runner-up in each programme and a gift for every swimmer who takes part.
Puddle will be on tour during the week and hopes to meet some of you in your classes!