A SWIMMING group which runs classes in Ellesmere Port has raised more than £10,000 for a baby charity.
Water Babies Ltd, which operates in the town as well as Chester and Wirral, held a week-long Splashathon in aid of Tommy’s.
The charity funds research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
Alison Ogden, who runs sessions in the area, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with how much we’ve raised and really grateful to all the parents and babies who responded to the challenge.
“I think what makes the Splashathon so special is that it is the babies who are raising the money.
“It is particularly poignant that our healthy, happy babies are able to start helping babies and parents less fortunate than themselves.”
Chief executive for Tommy’s baby charity, Jane Brewin, said: “Splashathon 2007 looks set to be our most successful yet, having raised over £175,000 in total.
“We could not have reached this superb total without the extraordinary support of Water Babies, who have raised a record £87,000 for Splashathon (nationally), making them our most successful splash team to date.
“We are immensely grateful to them and all their members whose money will fund vital research.”