Church fete aims to make a splash

Young swimmers are planning to make a splash when they swap Tynemouth Pool for a church as part of a fundraising event.

Members of Tynemouth Amateur Swimming Club will be at St Paul’s Parish Church, Whitley Bay, on Saturday, June 21, from 11.30am to 2.30pm to boost club funds.

Residents can join the swimmers, their families and coaches at the fete, which is designed to bolster club coffers and help finance a swimming camp in Mallorca in 2015.

Organisers say there will be a whole host of activities ranging from candy floss making to outdoor sporting activities and from a chocolate fountain to a nail and hair bar.

A club spokesman said: “There will be something for all the family and we’re really hoping that lots of people who are in the town centre pop in.

“The club aims to cater for swimmers of all abilities and all ages and the fete will give parents and their children who are interested in swimming a chance to find out what the club is all about.”

Stalls will also include face-painting, tombolas, a name-the-teddy competition and a sports bookstall and there will be hot dogs and ice cream on sale.

“It is an important fundraising event so it will be a case of the more the merrier,” the spokesman added.

Tickets for the fete cost £1 per person which includes a complementary drink.

For more on the club visit or contact (0191) 251 7558.