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Water result for intrepid swimmers
A PAIR of young swimmers who braved tough conditions for a charity challenge have handed over an impressive haul to their chosen cause.
Tallulah Chalstrey and friend Olivia Cregg took on a five mile swim from Portland to Weymouth and back to raise £900 for the Dorset Youth Association.
The 11-year-olds, who go to St Mary’s Middle School in Puddletown, took on their challenge after telling His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex about it at the Youth Association’s 70th anniversary celebrations at Moreton Gardens earlier in the year.
After sharing her proposed challenge with her class she was joined by pal Olivia, who like Tallulah is a member of the West Dorset Warriors swimming club.
They initially planned to swim from Ringstead to Portland but, after receiving advice from the coastguard opted for Portland to Weymouth and back.
The girls completed the challenge in three hours and 18 minutes in extremely tough conditions.
Olivia, from Broadmayne, said: “It started hailing when we were half way through.”
They raised funds for the Youth Association as Tallulah’s dad David is a trustee of the chairty and is taking on his own fundraising challenge next year with a canoe paddle from Cherbourg to Dorset.
Tallulah, from Owermoigne, said: “I just thought we are so lucky with what we have been brought up with and it’s a really good charity.”
President of the Dorset Youth Association Pam Seaton presented the girls with certificates and thanked them for their efforts.
She said: “To swim for three hours in those conditions is very commendable and we are most grateful to you for £900, which will be a great help to our funds.”
For more information about the work of the Dorset Youth Association and how to support it call 01305 262440, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dorsetyouth.com
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