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Swimmers take the plunge for St Luke’s Hospice
Swimmers were joined by a British swimming legend when they took on an aquatic challenge to raise money for a hospice.
The team of four took on the 4,000 metre relay challenge to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice as part of this year’s annual Swim Britain event.
Frances Johns, of Harrow, and her team of four raised £250 in memory of a friend who was cared for at the hospice.
They were joined by Olympic gold medal winner Duncan Goodhew who let people hold his gold medal, and encourage those taking part.
Frances said: “The whole experience was fantastic - the atmosphere from everyone taking part, the supporters and staff certainly made a huge difference and encouraged us all to finish.
“I decided to raise money for St Luke's as they looked after a dear friend of mine, Christine McGlone before she sadly passed away.
“Having visited her at the hospice just before she died I could see how caring everyone is and how much the work everyone does there. The dedication they give goes a long way to helping those people and their families to cope with such difficult circumstances.
“It seemed fitting that I should raise money for them - Christine would have known how much of a challenge it was for me and would have probably told me to stop worrying about trying to do it and to just do it.”
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