Ely youngster Lynden to take on gruelling 2.5km swim to raise money for Marie Curie

Six-year-old King's Ely Acremont pupil Lynden Long is to take on this year’s 2.5km Marie Curie Swimathon. PHOTO: King's Ely

Six-year-old King's Ely Acremont pupil Lynden Long is to take on this year's 2.5km Marie Curie Swimathon. PHOTO: King's Ely

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A youngster from Ely is preparing to make a splash to help support people who are battling terminal illnesses.

Six-year-old Lyden Long, a pupil at King’s Ely Acremont, has decided to take on this year’s 2.5km Marie Curie Swimathon - a gruelling challenge that will see him attempt to swim the equivalent of 100 lengths at Paradise Pools in Ely on April 9.

The Swimathon challenge raises funds for Marie Curie each year and Lynden has already raised more than £1,300 in sponsorship.

Lynden’s mum, Anastasia, said: “Earlier this month, Lynden picked up a leaflet at the reception area of Paradise Pools and instantly decided he wanted to do the Swimathon. We are really proud of his decision and effort, and we have been overwhelmed with all the kind words of encouragement and sponsorship.”

As part of his training, Lynden swims once a week at his local pool.

Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Jonathan Willcocks, said: “We are all very proud of Lynden for selecting this challenge and we will certainly be willing him on to succeed.”

To sponsor Lynden, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swimathon-2017-Lynden.

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