The Great North Swim
Miss Lane and Mrs Allanson took part in the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere on Sunday 24th June, Europe's biggest open-water swimming event. They did it to raise money for the Christie Hospital in Manchester, so that it can offer treatments not covered by the NHS and conduct cancer research; Stonyhurst teacher Mr Simon Waterhouse has been treated at the hospital.
In their first open-water swim, they joined thousands of people (including elite swimmers) in a bracing mile-long swim around Windermere. “The water temperature had fallen sharply because of the bad weather, so our main problem was the perishing cold” said Mrs Allanson.
Miss Lane and Mrs Allanson have so far raised about £1200, and it's not too late to sponsor them at their website: