Swimarathon Grant

3rd July 2019

Poplar Farm School were delighted to receive £250 from the Grantham Rotary Swimarathon which will be used to build raised beds for their garden growing project. They received a cheque during a special event that took place at St Wulfram’s Church on Thursday 27th June 2019.

The Swimarathon is celebrating its 30th year, and earlier this year welcomed schools, businesses, friends and families to swim as many lengths as possible in 55 minutes to raise funds for local causes.

Poplar Farm School made their debut with a team of staff swimming 145 lengths and beginning a legacy of participating in the event whilst pupils are not old enough to compete.

A record total of 270 teams took part across the entire weekend and over 1,600 people signed up for the event which was showcased across three days.

The raised beds will add to an extensive garden project taking place at Poplar Farm which has included building a fairy village and planting trees to represent the opening of the school last September.

Poplar Farm TA Rebecca McGettigan, is leading the project. “We would like to say a big thank you for the donation of £250 this will be used to buy two vegetable planters which will help support our gardening project.”

Watch this space to see the progress!