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Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

The Swimbrite swimming instructors (pictured left to right): Will Stevenson, Ben Gallagher, Kate Ellerby, Steven Simms, Hannah McCormick, James Rawes, Deborah and Talia Masser, Leanne Constantinou, James Rawes and Saul Shapiro.

By Immy Share

The swimming instructors from Swimbrite Swim School swam 10 miles collectively last Tuesday evening at the Leeds David Lloyd Health Club to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, raising £500 in total.

Each of the instructors swam a mile – with some swimming more if they wanted to – to clock-up the distance.

Will Stevenson, Kate Ellerby and Steven Simms

The chosen charity is one close to Swimbrite’s heart as the niece of Swimbrite’s owner – Deborah Masser – was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21.

Deborah said: “The Teenage Cancer Trust were a godsend to her, they were fantastic with her.

“Now, every time we do something for charity we do it for Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Deborah’s niece Charlotte, who is now in remission, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma which meant she had to undergo a year’s worth of aggressive chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.

Deborah added that the Swimbrite team – based at the Leeds North Village Gym – had previously done the Jane Tomlinson 10 kilometre run for the Teenage Cancer Trust and have raffles and a money box for them at their annual Christmas party.

The Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24.

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