The Great North Swim
AXIOM are delighted to support an employee who is taking up a swimming challenge in the aid of a local charity.
AXIOM Commercial Director, Peter Hunt, has pledged to complete The Great North Swim, a 2-mile swim on 12th June at Windermere in aid of Friends of the Friarage.
Originally the League of Friends, this local charity was established in 1957 to support the Friarage hospital in Northallerton, its patients, staff and visitors by volunteering and raising funds to supplement the services provided by the NHS. More than sixty years later, the charity has continued to benefit the patients and staff of Friarage Hospital and Hambleton & Richmondshire.
Peter has many connections with the Friarage and is currently to be seen training at the pool in Northallerton and recently at Ellerton Park Lake near Richmond.
Peter said, “My first open water swim training session at Ellerton Park Lake near Richmond was a bit of a shock at 8 degrees but I managed one hour 4 laps of the circuit. With only a few weeks to go, I am now increasing my training to be ready and confident that I will complete the 2-mile challenge. My thanks go to AXIOM for supporting me and agreeing to award a donation to my selected charity.”
For more information about the Friends of the Friarage, visit: https://www.friendsofthefriarage.org.uk/