Lily is a keen swimmer and trains 3 times a week with Bath Dolphins Swimming Club. Lily wanted to combine this interest with doing a good deed for a worthwhile cause and decided to complete a swimathon to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Marie Curie Care is a charity that is close to Lily’s heart.
Marie Curie provides care and support for more than 50,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year. Marie Curie nurses work night and day in people’s homes across the UK and they offer specialist round the clock care in hospices up and down the Country. There are more than 2,200 Maria Curie Nurses working across the UK, caring for people with a terminal illness in their own homes. Last year Marie Curie hospices helped 8,638 people and they are the largest provider of hospice beds outside of the NHS.
Lily wanted to raise money and awareness for the important work that Marie Curie Cancer Care does and on 8th April at Bath Sports Centre Lily took to the pool to swim 5km for this worthy cause. Despite taking it steady Lily completed the swim in under 2 hours. In addition to the swim, Lily raised an amazing £212.50 which is an amazing achievement and one which she should be very proud of.
After her swim Lily spoke of her reasons for taking part.
“Although my grandma is really well and doesn’t have Cancer now, she has had Cancer in the past and we are never far away from someone with Cancer or a family that this terrible disease affects. Marie Curie helps in so many ways through their practical work, their research and their hospices”
We are very proud of Lily and I’m sure we will be hearing about many other fundraising ventures in the future.