Stonyhurst teachers take part in Great North Swim for Christie Hospital

Mags Gadsen (left) and Marianne Lane (right) at Lake Windermere
Mags Gadsen (left) and Marianne Lane (right) at Lake Windermere

TWO teachers from Stonyhurst College took part in the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere, raising money for Manchester’s Christie Hospital.

One of their colleagues is being treated at the hospital, which raised funds so it can offer treatments not covered by the NHS and also conduct cancer research.

Marianne Lane and Mags Gadsden took the plunge and joined thousands of people, including elite swimmers, in a mile-long swim in Windermere, taking part in Europe’s biggest open-water swimming event.

“The water temperature had fallen sharply because of the bad weather, so our main problem was the perishing cold,” said Mags. “So far we’ve raised £1,200.”

Anyone who would like to boost that total can donate online at: www.justgiving.com/magsandmariannegoswimming