Roundhill SAC’s Underwater tea party fundraiser for Children in Need


Roundhill Sub Aqua Club’s underwater tea party at the bottom of a Leicester swimming pool has brewed up more than £1,000 for Children in Need.

Around 20 divers took part in the event at Roundhill Academy Pool, Thurmaston.

Club trainee diver, Melissa Bracey, came up with the plan for the event while other members quickly agreed to join in with the fundraising fun event.

Melissa, 18, a child care student at Leicester College, wanted to organise a Children in Need fundraising event and says although she had heard of tea parties organised in some pretty strange places she’d never heard of one underwater before.

She said: “I only recently joined Roundhill Sub Aqua Club and really enjoy it. I am currently working toward qualifying as a BSAC Ocean Diver and thought we could organise something in the pool we use for training that would be a bit different.

“Some of the divers wore costumes and I made Pudsey Bear eye bandages which we wore over our facemasks. It was a real fun event and, although we haven’t got a total yet we know it’s more than £1,000 which we have raised for what is a very worthy cause.”

BSAC Chief Executive, Mary Tetley, said: “Our clubs are great at raising money for charity and always come up with the most unique ways of doing it. Roundhill’s underwater tea party is no exception and is a terrific idea of Melissa’s.

“They have raised a fantastic amount of money and should be really proud of their Children in Need efforts.”

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