Hospice team tackle open water swim for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 October 2019

The swimmers from Children's Hospice South West taking part in the Exmoor Open Water Swim.

The swimmers from Children's Hospice South West taking part in the Exmoor Open Water Swim.

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A team of swimmers from a Wraxall charity braved the chilly waters of Lake Wimbleball in Exmoor to raise money for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

The 14 fundraisers swam 2km or 4km around the lake as part of the annual Exmoor Open Water Swim.

Rowena Dominy, care team member at Charlton Farm, said: "Some of us are seasoned open water swimmers, some of us couldn't even get their face in the water six months ago.

"We're all getting together to raise money for our fabulous hospice, where we are all so proud and happy to work."

CHSW supports more than 220 children with life-limiting conditions.

Frances Kenneally, from CHSW, said: "We are so grateful to this team for completing this challenge in such challenging conditions and raising money for CHSW.

"They all work so hard as part of our care team and we appreciate them giving their time to train and take part in this challenge."

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