A HOLMES Chapel-based baby and child swimming company helped raise more than £17,000 for charity by coming to class dressed in pyjamas.

Puddle Ducks, in London Road, took part in ‘Humphrey’s Pyjama Party Week’.

Youngsters from two-months-old to 11 swam in pyjamas while learning life-saving skills.

The event raised a total of £17,551 across the Puddle Ducks franchise for The Children’s Trust.

The national charity provides care and therapy for children with multiple disabilities, as well as a rehabilitation service for children with brain injury.

Emma Burgess, community fundraising coordinator for The Children’s Trust, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the Puddle Ducks franchisees and children who took part.

“We are so grateful for their fantastic support and for raising an outstanding amount. Thank you to everyone involved.”