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Gidea Park girl swims to raise money for charity

22:11 17 April 2014

Macy, aged seven, raised more than £330 by swimming 60 lengths.

Macy, aged seven, raised more than £330 by swimming 60 lengths.

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A girl of seven has taken to fundraising like a duck to water and pulled in hundreds of pounds for charity.

Macy Huthwaite, who goes to Rise Park School in Annan Way, Romford, took part in her third Swimathon, a national fundraising event, at Central Park Leisure Centre, Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, in aid of Saint Francis Hospice.

She said: “I just wanted to do my bit to help other people and I love to swim.

“I cannot compete in swimming galas yet as I’m not old enough but would love to when I get a little older.”

Thanks to the Swimathon, Macy raised £331 for the charity and completed a 60-length swim in 34 minutes and 31 seconds, beating her time last year of 40 minutes and 41 seconds.

Macy started learning to swim when she was four and is a member of the Killerwhales Swim Club of Havering, based at Hornchurch Sports Centre in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch.

Macy’s dad, Laurence Huthwaite of Millbrook Gardens, Gidea Park, said: “It is a great achievement for her and she has shown that she can definitely hold her own in the water.”

But it was her mum who was keenest on swimming, encouraging her to take lessons and pursue it further.

Julie Huthwaite said: “My father used to take me to swimming lessons and I always enjoyed it, so to see her enjoy it too is wonderful. Now she doesn’t even think about it, she just gets in the pool and it’s somewhere she feels comfortable.”

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