Two young swimmers set themselves a walking challenge to help their swimming club’s financial situation.
The two members of Torfaen Dolphins decided to raise some money as they couldn’t train in the pool due to Covid-19 rules.
Meghan Willis, 13, and Emily Crawshay-Williams, 12, walked over one million steps in a month and smashed their original fundraising target of £400.
The friends planned to walk an average of 17,000 steps a day but some days were topping 20,000.
Their “beloved” club
Their fundraising page says:
“Meghan and Emily are desperate to ensure they can get back to swimming with their beloved Torfaen Dolphins swimming club. The impact of COVID and the cancellation of meets for an entire year means that any extra income is very much appreciated. Those of you who know them understand how important to them this is.
“After being out of the water for another four months and knowing that the club will need all the financial help it can get to ensure they’re in the water as fast as the law allows.
“Weʼre raising £400 to support Torfaen Dolphins swimming club. Covid-19 has had a massive impact on the Club. Your donation will help keep the club open :)”
You can still support their challenge and made a donation to Torfaen Dolphins Swimming Club by clicking here.
Suzanne, Megan’s mum, said: “They’ve done lots of walks together and also some with friends of theirs from the club, bumping into coaches at different times too. Pretty tough challenge but fair play they did well and smashed it.”