Spirited Summer is making a splash again for charity
Summer Hamid, from Wybourn, Sheffield, has challenged herself to swim nearly 2,000 lengths of Hoyland Leisure Centre’s main pool.
The ten-year-old schoolgirl decided to raise money for Alzheimer’s society after her swimming teacher, Liz Pedley, suggested another challenge.
The keen swimmer’s last challenge saw her swimming the equivalent of crossing the English Channel, raising over £600 for charity.
Summer embarked upon her latest challenge on 29th June and currently has 1,051 lengths remaining in her challenge. She swims around 64 lengths at a time during her Saturday morning swimming lessons.
Summer’s mum, Lucy Smith, says that her aim is to raise more money than last time and to encourage other children to aim high.
She said: “Summer loves swimming and her teacher Liz. She would be in the pool everyday if she could!
“Lots of people have been stopping her after her lessons to tell her how well she’s doing. Last time Summer raised £600 before Gift Aid – she received a certificate and a medal for her fundraising.
“Her aim this time is to raise more than that, and to show other kids that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it!”
Jon Mccool, Facility Manager of Hoyland Leisure Centre, is happy to see Summer taking up another challenge for charity at the centre.
He said: “It’s really inspiring to see someone as young as Summer commit to such a challenge. Most young people prioritise socialising and technology over fundraising. It obviously takes a lot of dedication and hard work to keep at it.
“We’re very pleased to support with her latest challenge. Summer learned to swim at Hoyland Leisure Centre - it’s great to see her put those skills into practice. Hopefully the passion and commitment that she currently has, will stay with her for a long time.”
Want to donate to Summer’s cause? Head over to her Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/summer-30mileswim