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in the sum­mer, I or­gan­ised a swimathon de­spite frac­tur­ing my lit­tle fin­ger.

We raised £2,455 (when my tar­get was £1,000) for the charity Home-Start. Fam­i­lies strug­gling with post­na­tal de­pres­sion, iso­la­tion, phys­i­cal health prob­lems, be­reave­ment and many other is­sues re­ceive the sup­port of a vol­un­teer who spends around two hours a week in their home sup­port­ing them fully.

This event took place in Or­ley Farm School and 50 swim­mers par­tic­i­pated. I or­gan­ised this be­cause I wanted ev­ery­one to come to­gether to raise lots of money for this fab­u­lous cause. Some of my friends sur­prised me by swim­ming more lengths than I could imag­ine. One of my friends in­tended to swim 75, but went on to swim 125 lengths.

This event has made me so much more con­fi­dent. It has made me feel like I made a dif­fer­ence. I want to help so­ci­ety and help other chil­dren in my school to do a charity event.

Jaimin

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