Simon’s Heroes makes a splash at disabled swimming club.

Tamworth Unicorns disabled swimming club is delighted to have received further support from children’s charity Simon’s Heroes, who have donated the medals and trophies for their annual gala for the second year running.

Tamworth Unicorns is a charitable, voluntary organisation that provides a safe and secure environment for its members to swim or learn to swim and take part in competitive galas, under the supervision of a team of qualified volunteer teachers and coaches.

The club was founded in 1974 and currently has over 100 members aged between 3-75 years with varying degrees of disability. It is run by a team of some 25+ volunteers and is chaired by Bob Griffiths, and includes a number of club officials, committee members, life guards, instructors and pool helpers who give their time to help make a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities.

Members of Simon’s Heroes attended the gala held at the SnowDome in Tamworth to help award the medals to the race participants.

‘It was lovely to see the smiles on their faces, they were beaming with pride. The whole experience was very rewarding and humbling.’ Becky Vine, Trustee Simon’s Heroes.

Tamworth Unicorns are always looking for volunteers to help run their swim sessions and also welcome new members. If you would like to find out more about either opportunity, contact Joy or Derek Northcote on 01827 713630 or visit