The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds took the charity plunge with a Swimarathon to raise £6,820 to ‘pay for a day’ at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
They organised the event at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in aid of Each after hearing about the charity’s work.
Fund-raiser Abbi Lang said: “It costs around £5,300 a day to fund each of our hospices and we are so thankful to the Rotary Club.”
The club celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Charter this year and fund-raising events planned are a charity golf day, the swimarathon and a Christmas collection.
Last year, the club raised more than £13,000 for deserving causes.
The club will hold an open meeting on July 1 at 5pm at the Farmers Club, in Northgate St, to find out more about the work.