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    Weʼve raised £385 to help local disadvantaged children learn how to swim

    Pendle
    Funded on Saturday, 18th May 2019

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    The Mayor of Pendle has set himself a challenge & is joining forces with Pendle Leisure Trust to help him achieve his goal.

    Councillor James Starkie has four targets in mind - to lose weight, help local children who need additional help with learning to swim, encourage other people to get fit and climb Pendle Hill by the end of his Mayoral year in May! He said...

    I need to lose some weight & get fit, so I've set myself a challenge, which I’m hoping people will support me in, either by joining me during my training or helping me to raise money to enable youngsters learn to swim.

    The Mayoress is raising funds this year for disadvantaged children & younger people in Pendle, through six different charities. After being contacted by Pendle Leisure Trust’s Chief Executive, Alison Goode, about free swimming for local schoolchildren - & keeping with the theme of the Mayoress’s chosen charities - I want to raise money to enable local disadvantaged children learn how to swim.

    When I was 13, I was thrown in at the deep end of my local swimming pool & it literally scarred me for life. I've since learned to swim & I think it's very important that everyone can swim, so I want to raise money to enable youngsters who do not have the opportunity, to do so.

    I've committed to this challenge & promise to give it my all. With the help & support from staff at Pendle Leisure Trust, I'm determined to reach my goal – & with the generosity of the people of Pendle, I’m hoping to raise money to enable some of the borough’s disadvantaged youngsters learn to swim.”

    Councillor Starkie will be using Pendle Leisure Trust’s facilities to do his training over the next four months, with the help of a dedicated team of gym instructors.

    Get involved

    If you'd like to support Councillor Starkie in his challenge, simply donate to his JustGiving page.

    Keep an eye on the Pendle Leisure Trust blog too for regular updates on Councillor Starkie's training & for details on how you can get involved.

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      17

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 16, 2019

        congratulations James on your Pendle challenge

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 16, 2019

        Congratulations, well done!

        £20.00

      • Andrew Walker

        Andrew Walker

        May 16, 2019

        Well done Mr Mayor. A great year for you and the Mayoress.

        £20.00

      • Carl and alison

        Carl and alison

        May 15, 2019

        Well done James

        £30.00

      • Derek Heap

        Derek Heap

        May 15, 2019

        Well done.....would not have believed it if I had not seen it myself......or did I dream it?

        £40.00

      • Simon + Rob

        Simon + Rob

        May 14, 2019

        Congratulations!

        £20.00

      • Dawn & Graham Odgers

        Dawn & Graham Odgers

        May 13, 2019

        Well done for reaching your goal!

        £20.00

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      James Starkie

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      Pendle

      The Mayor of Pendle has set himself a challenge! Councillor James Starkie is aiming to lose weight, help local children who need additional help with learning to swim, encourage other people to get fit & climb Pendle Hill by the end of his Mayoral year in May!

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