A GROUP of residents wanting to help make sure the Meg Thomas Memorial Court comes to fruition are willing to do the hard yards to earn donations.
Fundraising for the netball court is hitting the home stretch after the Leeton-Whitton Football and Netball Club secured a $60,000 grant from the federal government, a $30,000 from the Crows themselves and other donations.
Now, the final push is under way to raise the final amount left to make sure the court can be constructed and completed in honour of Meg, who was a talented sportsperson.
That is where Maddy Clyne, Sarah Clyne, Max Norman and Lee Irvine come in.
The group have decided to organise a 12-hour continuous swim, which will see one of them in the water at the Leeton pool at all times across that time period.
The idea will be for people to contribute money to their efforts, which will be put towards the court fundraiser.
Residents wanting to help out in a more physical way can also donate money to give a swimmer a break from the laps.
Maddy, a swimming instructor, will also have some of her young charges on hand during the 12 hours after they insisted on doing their part as well.
The swim will be held from 6am from 6pm on February 22.
"The plan is to have the four of us as the main swimmers that will be here for the whole 12 hours," Maddy said.
"We'll be swimming for an hour each for the first four hours and then split it up to have one of us in the water at all times.
"We wanted to make it a small group to show that it is a challenge and people to see that we're doing it for a reason."
Meg was not just a talented netballer, but she was a standout in many other sports, including swimming.
Maddy said losing Meg was an extremely tough thing for the community and her friends and family to go through.
She hoped the swim would not only raise money for the memorial court, but also awareness.
"I think at these sorts of things people really do come together and it's a good opportunity for people to chat to each other and just see how everyone is doing," she said.
"At the same time they get to probably have a bit of a laugh at the four of us.
"I know I have done very little training, so it's going to be pretty going I think."
The Barellan under 15s representative netball side has also contributed to the court fundraising after it held 50km run as part of their training.
Maddy was looking forward to seeing good support on the day and was hopeful people would be able to dig deep.
Donate on the day or online here.