Chislehurst swimmer takes to the pool for south London charity
PUBLISHED: 16:47 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:47 10 June 2013
The next Rebecca Adlington may have been discovered in Chislehurst last week, as a nine-year-old swimmer raised more than £700 for charity.
Esme Foley, a pupil at Red Hill Primary School, in Red Hill, took part in a sponsored swim for Ronald McDonald House Camberwell - a charity which provides accommodation for families receiving treatment at King’s College Hospital.
Mirroring Britain’s Olympic gold-medallist Adlington, Esme completed a 240m swim in under 25 minutes at a pool in Eltham with her parents cheering from the side.
She chose to complete the swim after close family friends used the charity last year when their three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Mother Chloe said: “I’m so proud of her enthusiasm and thoughtfulness. She is so keen to help others and has been looking forward to raising money for such a supportive and caring charity.
“Everyone has been encouraging. I can’t believe she has raised so much.”