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Chislehurst swimmer takes to the pool for south London charity

PUBLISHED: 16:47 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:47 10 June 2013

Nine-year-old Esme Foley raised more than £700 for Ronald McDonald House Camberwell.

Nine-year-old Esme Foley raised more than £700 for Ronald McDonald House Camberwell.

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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.”


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