Please read the email below from Shirley Wigley (email Shirley Wigley), who needs some able bodies to assist with the running of the Sutton Schools galas on Saturday 31st January.
Hello Everybody, I hope that everyone is well and that you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
I am putting out a request for help with this year’s Sutton Schools Swimming Gala at Stechford Pool on Saturday 31st January. An even larger number of schools have said that they would like to take part this year, which has to be good for swimming, but has made extra demands on the organisation of the event. Many of our younger club members will be taking part.
As a result, there will be a Large Schools Gala at 2:30 in the afternoon and a Small School Gala at 6:00 in the evening. Help will be needed with officiating and the marshalling of swimmers. Whilst it is useful to have a number of qualified officials at this event, helpers do not need to be qualified. Please ask your older children if they would like to help. They make extremely good timekeepers! Also, mention the galas to the parents of children that you know will be swimming at the galas, because many of them would rather work on poolside than sit in the balcony! ( An additional bonus is that helpers get in without buying a ticket.)
If you are able to work at both galas, Jane Sixsmith has kindly offered to lay on tea and sandwiches etc in the bar during the break.
Please could I ask that you respond to this email as soon as possible because I need to put together two teams of officials.
I will give more details a little closer to the date.