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Swimming nurse raises money for the homeless

A college nurse recently swam a mile around London’s Serpentine Lake to raise money for charity.
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A college nurse recently swam a mile around London’s Serpentine Lake to raise money for charity.

Lesley Selby, who works as a nurse at Harlaxton College in Grantham, Lincolnshire, completed the challenge last weekend to raise funds for the Salvation Army.

Ms Selby said she was talked into participating in the event by her cousin, who also took part in the first of the 2-day Swim Serpentine challenge in Regent’s Park.

'It was the first time I had swam in open water since childhood,' Ms Selby said. 'I wore a wetsuit and it was ok. I did breaststroke and my cousin did front crawl, so she was a bit faster than me.'

Ms Selby has raised almost £600 to support her Salvation Army church, which provides hot meals,

A college nurse recently swam a mile around London’s Serpentine Lake to raise money for charity.

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Lesley Selby has raised nearly £600 for the Salvation
Army after her mile-long swim. 

Lesley Selby, who works as a nurse at Harlaxton College in Grantham, Lincolnshire, completed the challenge last weekend to raise funds for the Salvation Army.

Ms Selby said she was talked into participating in the event by her cousin, who also took part in the first of the 2-day Swim Serpentine challenge in Regent’s Park.

'It was the first time I had swam in open water since childhood,' Ms Selby said. 'I wore a wetsuit and it was ok. I did breaststroke and my cousin did front crawl, so she was a bit faster than me.'

Ms Selby has raised almost £600 to support her Salvation Army church, which provides hot meals, food parcels, clothing and bedding and support to homeless people. 

Around 6,000 people participated in Saturday’s event, which saw 18 waves of swimmers set off at regular intervals throughout the day.

Swim Serpentine is organised by London Marathon Events in partnership with British Swimming.


To donate: Visit Ms Selby's fundraising page

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