SWIMMERS from Weaverham have raised over £1,000 for a children’s charity before even getting dressed for the day.

The youngsters at baby and child swim school Puddle Ducks smashed last year’s total of £503 as they took part in an annual pyjama swim at Weaverham Pool.

Puddle Ducks hosts its PJ Week every year, where little ones and their parents leave their swimming trunks and costumes at home and swim in their favourite pyjamas for charity.

And this year’s chosen charity was Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) in Altrincham, who give terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children the chance to enjoy life.

As well as supporting a great cause, the event was also a lot of fun for everyone involved and teaches vital swimming techniques, including how to react in water when fully clothed.

“PJ Week is great fun and we are so glad that we have been able to support CAFT,” said Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire franchise manager Rachel Bateson.

“It is a great charity which was chosen by our little swimmers.

“Swimming in pyjamas shows our swimmers that they will feel heavier, but that they are still be able to do the important lifesaving manoeuvres like kicking to the surface and reaching for safety.”

The fact that Puddle Ducks chose to support CAFT was of great delight to Anna Mosley.

Her daughter Millie regularly swims with the school, and as Anna’s auntie works at the charity, she understands the wonderful work that they do for disadvantaged children.