10th June 2011
Thanks From Simon Burnett for Thame SC Fundraising For UCARE.
Simon Burnett contacted the club this week to send a message of thanks to all the swimmers and organisers for making the Swim A Mountain event such a great success. Simon is back in town at present getting ready for the National Championships in Sheffield, 14th – 17th June 2011. Simon will e pushing hard to qualify for the World Championships in Shanghai later in the summers in the 50m & 100m Freestyle events.
Simon will be swimming in the 50m Freestyle on 16th June 2011 and the 100m freestyle on 17th June. Watch out for Simon’s progress on Radio 5 Live and on the BBC Sport website. The very best of luck to Simon!
I’m so thrilled to hear about all the money you’ve raised for the club and for the UCARE Charity that I’m so passionate about! Two thousand pounds is a massive amount of money and you should all be so proud to think that you were part of it. From this point forward, everyone that is helped by UCARE, or that joins up to the club will be somewhat indebted to each and every one of you, because you, and people like you, have made it possible for these organisations to exist at all.
I know how hard it is to step outside your comfort zone and ask people to give you money, even if it is for charity. And though it may seem like this is simply a huge boost for the club and the charity, it actually does more for you and your future than you might think.
Let me explain. Learning to use your abilities, whatever they may be, is a huge step toward applying yourself in any situation that may present itself in the future, whether it be in your sporting life, home life, school life or even career later down the road. When presented with a challenge, such as; ‘try to raise as much money as you can’, it is not unusual for one to think “How is that even possible???” This overwhelming thought can sometimes end the endeavour before it’s even begun! But by looking past the obvious difficulties and committing yourself to give your best, to figure out how to get to your target and to come out on the other side with a great deal to show for it is what life is all about. If you can master something like this then trying to drop a little time in your 100m backstroke may come a little easier, finishing that geography homework might seem a bit less daunting, and understanding how to run a business suddenly is just another challenge to be conquered!