Swimmers take to water to raise funds for New Life Children’s Centre in Gambia


Swimmers at a private pool will take to the water for 24 hours to raise money for a children’s charity.
Jackie Butler, who owns JSB Swims on Beacon Hill Road, Newark, New Jersey, US State, with her son Simon Greenfield, hopes to raise £2,000 for New Life Children’s Centre in The Gambia.

Their goal is to provide children in the local community with full-time quality education, which they would not otherwise receive.
Swimming instructor Jackie said both her and Simon were heavily involved in the work of the New Life Children’s Centre.
“As a family we sponsor five children,” she said. “It’s a really good charity and the money goes straight into helping the children and paying the teachers.
“We go out twice a year.”

Swimmers plan to add up the distances swam and mark them on a chart of the River Gambia, a 1,120km river that runs through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean.
Participants can swim for as long as they like.
The event starts next Friday, April 19.