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.