23 July 2015
Bucklesham Grange team member to swim the English Channel in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice
Laundry assistant, Maggie Ling, 51, has already raised over £1,300.00 for the charity which gives care and support to children and young people with life threatening illnesses.
The daring individual has raised the money through sponsorships and a raffle held at the Ipswich care home, which specialises in residential, nursing and dementia care.
Maggie, who only learnt to swim 8 years ago has trained for the 21 mile swim in Dover, which she will complete as part of a four person relay team by swimming off the coast of Felixstowe.
Maggie Ling said: “My work in a care home involves caring for the older members of the community so I wanted to do something for the younger members too.”
The determined lady is expected to swim up to 27 hours in likely temperatures of 15 degrees between 22nd July – 4th August.
For further information about the challenge of if you wish to donate please visit: http://justgiving.com/maggie-ling1/