To mark our 75th anniversary, we’re challenging you to take on your own 75 mile challenge to help support members of the fire services community in need. The distance is set, but how you get there is completely up to you. This is a weekly series of posts about a 75Miler of the week: This is #My75Miles.
11-year-old Kelcie from Nottinghamshire is supporting her firefighting father and Charity volunteer, Arron Enever, by taking part in her first solo fundraising challenge for us.
“I am swimming 75 miles which is around 121,000 meters. I’m finding it pretty easy as I usually swim 4-6 times per week as part of my training with my swimming clubs. I have always loved swimming since I started my first lesson aged 18 months and am keeping count of my lengths & distance by using my Fitbit.
“I always help my dad when he is involved in money raising. I’ve helped him at car washes, on stalls at Nottingham Goose Fair, supermarkets, cake sales and much more. I really wanted to do something on my own to help raise money so I decided to take on this challenge.
“The Fire Fighters Charity do a really good job to help injured and sick firefighters. I know if my dad ever needed to use them they would be there for him.”
Kelcie and her family would like to thank both Kimberley Swimming Club and Falcon Swimming Club for their support during Kelcie’s charity challenge.
Kelcie’s mum, Beverley added; “Kelcie is taking part in this after breaking her foot in October along with an ongoing mystery injury. We are very proud that she has taken this on board with a positive and mature attitude.”