My name is Abbie and I am in Year 7 (Franklin House). I swim for Hatfield Swimming Club and started swimming when I was 7 years old.
In 2017 I saw The Swimathon Challenge advertised and decided I wanted to use my swimming to help others. I signed up for the 1.5K swim that year. I swam 60 lengths and raised £570 for Marie Curie. That year I was also nominated for the Welwyn and Hatfield Community Hero Award which I won.
In 2018 I wanted to do the challenge again but harder. I swam again for Marie Curie but this time I swam 100 lengths in 43 minutes and raised £610 for the charity. I wanted to do it as fast as I could and I did!
This year I will be doing the same but instead of 100 lengths I wanted to step it up; so I am going to be swimming 200 lengths (5K). My aim is to raise as much money as I can! I also would like to swim as fast as I can and try my hardest. My aim is to not stop and carry on!
I am very proud of how much I have raised so far but Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK need more money to keep doing all they can to find more cures for the disease that affects so many people’s lives.
I would really appreciate it if you could sponsor me. My fundraising page is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abbie-hackworth2018
Thanks a lot!
Abbie H (Year 7)