Well done to the Beatson healthcare professionals and other members of #TeamBeatson who raised an incredible £3,795.58 for Beatson Cancer Charity!
The team took part in Vigour Events' Loch Ard Swim on Saturday, 3rd September swimming a collective 22km! Pretty impressive!
Some of the team, along with Robert from Vigour Events came into the Beatson Cancer Charity office for a cheque presentation this week. We would like to say a big thank you to the team for their wonderful fundraising efforts!
Find out what Team Beatson are planning next year .....click here
Raising Money for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Fiona made the papers when she completed the Coniston End to End swim this year to raise money for the Glasgow's Children's Hospital Charity, read her story below:
Lanark businesswoman Fiona Jackson has proved she is prepared to go to great lengths for a good cause.
In fact, the 35 year old swam the equivalent of 340 lengths of the Lanark Lifestyles swimming pool for one.
Fiona, proprietor of the Diva beauty salon in North Vennel, used to see swimming just as a way of keeping fit, saying that previously she was "chuffed at doing 20 lengths of the swimming pool".
Then, in 2014, a pal talked her into joining her in a charity sponsored swim of Windermere in Cumbria, and things got serious after that.
Due to the help that Glasgow's Hospital for Sick Children, formerly Yorkhill, gave a young member of her family, Fiona decided to go into proper training so that she could thank it for that assistance.
She decided to show her gratitude by taking part in a marathon swim sponsored on the hospital's behalf.
The event that best fitted that bill was the annual Coniston Water Chillswim end to end charity fundraiser, also in Cumbria.
Said Fiona: 'As the name of the event suggests, that means swimming from one end of Coniston to the other, a total of five and a quarter miles."
Using the Gazette's trusty office calculator, we make that 340 lengths of Lanark swimming pool.
Former Carluke High School student Fiona got into training for the September 3 event with the help of Lanark's Curtis Brothers fitness studio and Glasgow's Vigour Events swimming training club.
She duly took to Coniston's chilly waters with another 600 swimmers and, four hours 32 minutes and 53 seconds later, emerged at the other end, exhausted but with at least £2,500 raised for the hospital.
She was obviously delighted with the amount of money raised thanks to sponsorship from friends, family, business associates and customers, but was she happy with her time?
"Well, I was in the last section of swimmers to finish, but I didn't really care about that, I was just happy and relieved to make it all the way from one end of the lake to the finishing line at the other".
She said that sponsorship money is still coming in but at time of going to press, a big donation to the children's hospital is already a water tight certainty.
Weekly Total Immersion Swim Sessions
To help you keep swimming over the winter months we will be starting coaching sessions on a Monday evening from the 24th October at Hamilton College.
The coaching session will be taken by Robert Hamilton and will be a great opportunity to improve your technique and fitness to give you a head start for the 2017 Open Water Season.
Robert will bring his experience as a Total Immersion Coach plus his coaching experience which has included coaching swimmers to Olympic Trial level to provide interesting and challenging swim sessions. For more information click here.
Total Immersion Workshops
Our workshop on the shop on the 19th November is now Sold Out so we have added an extra date of the 12th November.
Our January workshop will be the 14th January 2017.