Make a Splash swimming disco raises more than £1,000

Emma Billingham

More than £1,000 has been raised from 100 children enjoying a special pool party on Sunday, September 25.

The Make a Splash disco held at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Holmanleaze was won by Joshua Mustard in a competition run by the Advertiser in March.

The eight-year-old, who goes to Holy Trinity School in Cookham, chose to use the prize to raise money for a new fitness trail at his school and for a donation to support its partner school Gende Tesfa in Ethiopia.

Joshua sold 100 tickets to the party, and gained the support of McDonald’s to provide free Happy Meals for all who came.

He said: “I had a good time and really enjoyed the party.

“The Magnet put out all the inflatables and I had a ball. All my friends had fun.”

His mum Sarah Parfitt, said: “Joshua was so surprised and delighted when he won the Make a Splash competition.

“He is really thrilled that the event has raised so much money.”

The money raised will be split evenly between the two schools.

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