A big thank you to everyone at Puddle Ducks for their amazing support throughout their charity pyjama week.
Three times a year, Puddle Ducks hold a Pyjama Week, where swimmers attend lessons in their pyjamas and learn vital lifesaving and personal survival skills.
During the Autumn term’s ‘Pyjama Week’, young swimmers and do this whilst raising money for charity by giving voluntary donations at Puddle Duck’s pools, or through raising sponsorship for taking part.
Wearing pyjamas during swimming lessons, is about more than just having fun. Most accidents happen whilst a child is fully clothed, and so Pyjama Week gives a great indication of what this would feel like. It helps a child 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.
Fay from Puddle Ducks said:
Many of our little swimmers have received treatment from the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit and have been supported by Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, so being able to give back is just wonderful!
I would like to say a big thank you to all of our customers and their families who have collected sponsorship money and donations to support our fundraising, and raising an enormous £4,734 is just simply amazing.
We are so incredibly grateful to Puddle Ducks and all the families who took part in Charity Pyjama Week. The awareness and funds you raised for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is simply outstanding and we can’t thank you all enough.