Two girls who study at Jesse Gray Primary School in West Bridgford take part in a swimathon to raise money for Indian children in Crisis due to Covid-19.
7-year-old identical twins Alice and Florence completed a twin Swimathon on 21st May. The duo swam for 60 minutes non-stop to raise money for Save the Children, India.
A devastating second wave of COVID-19 has engulfed India and children are under threat. Many will be left with no support, in danger of going without food and life-saving healthcare. Schools have closed, leaving children isolated and putting their wellbeing at serious risk.
Their aim was to make a difference for the children who are in crisis due to Covid-19 by raising £250 for the charity. So far, they have raised over an incredible £1,300!
Throughout swimming their lengths, the girls used a combination of breast stroke, front crawl, butterfly stroke and back stroke, completing their challenge at the David Lloyd Health Club in West Bridgford.
The twin’s mother, Vanessa said, “The girls completed 60 minutes of non-stop swimming- they did 32 lengths individually to gain their 800 metres badge and then went to relay for the remaining 15 minutes. Not bad for 7-years-old! It’s also really nice that they did it together as identical twins too!
“Save the Children volunteers came along to support the event and so far the girls have raised in excess of £1,300!!”
The fundraising page is still open so if you would like to donate to support the incredible challenge undertaken by these two young inspirational swimmers, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-florence