Little local superheroes raise thousands for baby charity

This summer, the little swimmers of Water Babies Bucks and Beds have raised a whopping £36,000 (and counting!) for Tommy’s, the baby charity. Tommy’s funds research into miscarriage, still birth and premature birth.

Local little ones have been fundraising by splashing around and swimming for sponsorship. Children as young as three months old have been swimming a width of their local pool during their Water Babies classes, dressed as their favourite superhero! Thanks to Batman, Buzz Lightyear and Supergirl, the team of teachers (along with a few superhero themed mums and dads!) have raised thousands.

The Splashathon sponsored swims took place in early July in pools across the counties. A familiar face even managed to make a couple of guest appearances – Peppa Pig! Peppa, the official Splashathon partner, stopped by to give the little ones some moral support and a few high fives.

Tamsin Brewis, owner of Water Babies Bucks and Beds, is incredibly passionate about the research and support that Tommy’s can provide parents and families.

“At Water Babies, we cannot stress the importance of the work that Tommy’s does. They can provide so much care and support for grieving parents, and even new parents can receive the best possible information from the team at Tommy’s. Myself, my teachers and all of the parents are so proud to be supporting this charity.”

Don’t worry, there’s still time to donate! Click the link to take you to the Water Babies Bucks and Beds fundraising page:

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Editor’s notes:
If you would like to interview Tamsin about this year’s Splashathon event, please contact Rev PR.
07895 876745
Image available: Some of the best superhero fancy dress costumes from this year’s Splashathon, and children swimming their sponsored width.

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About Water Babies

In a nutshell, we teach water confidence and safety skills to babies and toddlers. However, we're about so much more besides. Our classes are great for making new friends, helping to enhance the bonding process, having fun... and seeing the utter thrill of your little one gliding underwater towards you.

In the last three years alone we know our lessons were directly responsible for saving the lives of ten little ones who otherwise might have tragically drowned. That makes us very proud.

And we like raising money for other babies. To date, we've raised over £750,000 for Tommy's. And we're aiming to raise another £200,000 for them (possibly!) this coming summer.