• Bridget Biddell

Friday Swimmers at the Spectrum receive a Queens Award

Updated: Sep 9, 2019

What a celebration we enjoyed at the Guildford Spectrum - thanks to Freedom Leisure, to mark the presentation by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, of The Queens Award for Voluntary Service to The volunteers of The Friday Swimmers.


For 50 years the volunteers of The Friday Swimmers have assisted swimmers with disabilities, to enjoy and recoup in the swimming pool.There are 23 dedicated volunteers with qualifications and experience who give time each Friday morning to help others. It is an amazing example of volunteering and so deserving of the Queens Award For Voluntary Service.


It was a wonderful gathering of swimmers, volunteers, and many guests including the delegation from Freiburg who are twinned with Guildford. We were packed tightly into a small room off the ice rink and there was lots of laughter and fun.

Congratulations to The Friday Swimmers.


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