Darren Edwards and Jenny Baudinette are raising money for special schools.
Darren Edwards and Jenny Baudinette are raising money for special schools.

Chilly swim for special charity

JAMES Nash High School principal Darren Edwards has once again taken up the challenge to raise money for special schools by swimming 11 kilometres, despite enormous surf conditions.

Speaking to The Gympie Times this week, Edwards said the waves had been rough leading up to this Saturday’s Mudjimba to Mooloolaba Charity Swim but he wasn’t too worried.

“That will determine if its going to be a difficult challenge or an extreme challenge,” he joked.

Edwards, who will swim with Jenny Baudinette and share the 11 kilometres, said he had been training all through winter for the event and was fairly confident of going the distance.

The swim will raise funds for Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools.

Edwards and Baudinette will swim from Mudjimba Beach, around Mudjimba Island, two kilometres out to sea and then down to Mooloolaba Beach.

They need to raise $1500 just to take part in the swim and Edwards said additional funds above the $1500 will be donated the Gympie Special School and James Nash Special Education Unit.

“If anyone is interested in supporting our fundraising then donations can be left at the James Nash High School Office.”

Gympie Times


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