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Star swimmer raises £500 for Saint Francis Hospice in memory of nan

PUBLISHED: 15:10 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:11 02 May 2017

Young fundraiser Macy Huthwaite photographed ahead of her 60-lengths challenge for Saint Francis Hospice

Young fundraiser Macy Huthwaite photographed ahead of her 60-lengths challenge for Saint Francis Hospice

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A young fundraiser swum her way to £500 in memory of her nan.

Macy receiving her certificate at the Havering-atte-Bower hospiceMacy receiving her certificate at the Havering-atte-Bower hospice

Macy Huthwaite, 10, tackled 60 lengths in 23.33 minutes in Central Park Leisure Centre’s pool as a tribute to Madeleine Coxall, who was cared for by Saint Francis Hospice before her death in June.

Macy took on the challenge for the Havering-atte-Bower hospice, and her practice at Hornchurch’s Killerwhales Swim Club came in handy.

Her mum Julie, of Gidea Park, said: “Swimming is her love and Macy was so pleased that she finished in a good time.

“Macy decided to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice because her nan was so well looked after by all the nurses and staff when she spent 13 days on the inpatient unit last year.

Star swimmer Macy Huthwaite with her proud dad Laurence after finishing her 60-lengths challengeStar swimmer Macy Huthwaite with her proud dad Laurence after finishing her 60-lengths challenge

“She would be so proud of Macy and I really hope she was looking down on her while she was doing the swimathon.”

Rise Park Junior School pupil Macy, who raised £531 and completed her fastest time yet, previously collected £331 for the charity when she took part in a swimathon in 2014.

She swims six times a week and competes in contests with the Killerwhales.

For more on the hospice, visit sfh.org.uk.

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