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Campaign in memory of swimming instructor Judith raises £25,000 for charities

Cheque presentation for Judith's 50/50 campaign which has raised �25,000 for two charities.

Cheque presentation for Judith's 50/50 campaign which has raised �25,000 for two charities.

A year long fund-raising campaign in memory of a swimming instructor who died after battling cancer has brought in £25,257.51 for her two favourite charities.

The cash raised in tribute to Judith Lindley-Neilson through activities such as marathon runs, swimming the Channel, naked calendars and a themed Bond night has been split between Teenage Cancer Trust and WaterAid.

The mother of two, of Thurston, who worked at Moreton Hall Health Club, passed away in October 2012 aged 49.

Her partner Sarah Lindley-Parker said: “Judith had an extraordinary ability to both encourage and bring people together - ‘Judith’s 50/50’ which was created in her memory has done the same thing.

“We have seen people taking up challenges they had never dreamt of and others doing what they do best but pushing themselves to do even better.”

Funds raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust will support projects such as enabling 12 young people to attend the ‘Find Your Sense of Tumour Conference’ or educational visits to 25 schools in East Anglia to build awareness of teeange cancer.

The donation to WaterAid has been calculated to save 800 lives.

Ms Lindley-Parker said: “On behalf of our children, family and myself I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone for their kind thoughts, words and support.

“The hard work from friends, members of Moreton Hall Health Club and others from around the country have all contributed towards rasing this fantastic amount of money.”

 

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