Posted: Thursday 8 February 2018

Pupils and staff get ready to dive into charity fundraiser

Pupils and staff from the High School of Dundee are taking part in the 2018 Dundee Rotary SwimarathonHigh School of Dundee pupils and staff are getting ready to dive headfirst into a fantastic fundraising event.

On Sunday 18th February, a trio of teams from the High School will attempt to raise as much money as they can for charity by taking on the challenge of the 2018 Dundee Rotary Swimarathon.

The event will see the three six-person squads – a Junior Years Rotakids team, a staff team and, for the fifth year in a row, a ‘Dippies’ team – swim as many 25m lengths of the Dundee Olympia training pool as they can in 25 minutes.

Each squad aims to raise at least £360, with 20% of the total generated going to the Rotary Club of Dundee to be distributed to local charities and the International End Polio Now campaign.

The other 80% of the total raised by the High School teams will go to their chosen charity, the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation which has been established by former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir and his Trustees to raise money to aid research into Motor Neurone Disease and investigate possible cures.

The High School participants have already received a good luck message from TV presenter, and trustee of the Doddie Weir Foundation, Jill Douglas and if you would like to sponsor the teams, you can do so at:

Last year's Swimarathon generated more than £31,000 for good causes, with 400 swimmers from 48 different teams covering a distance equivalent to 64km!

You can find out more about the event at:

The High School swimmers are:

Junior Years Rotakids

Emily Elder
Rachel Fagerson
Jack Fleming
Heather Grant
Josh Layton
Leon Pan

Senior Years ‘Dippies’

Rachel Flack
Eleanor Anderson
Lorna Husband
Janey Speed
Stephanie Mitchell
Joanna Brunton


Nigel Clarke
Jenni Stewart
Federica Spiezia
Christy O’Donnell
Ian Strachan
Graham Rodger

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