To celebrate Older People’s Day, reporters Hayley Anderson and Ellena Cruse discovered spoke to inspirational older people from around the borough.
When people approach their 80th birthday, they may be tempted to put their feet up but this certainly wasn’t the case for one swimming enthusiast.
Jean Rayner, of Heaton Avenue, Harold Hill, decided to swim 64 lengths of the pool at Central Park Leisure Centre earlier this year in aid of the Recorder’s Fundraise on the First Campaign.
She said: “I feel very fit so I thought as I was going to be turning 80-years-old, I should do something to celebrate that.”
Jean managed to raise more than £1,600.