Exmouth youngsters make a splash with challenge

A pair of keen swimmers are taking part in a 22 mile swim to raise money for the Aspire charity

TWO energetic Exmouth youngsters are taking part in a 22 mile swim to raise money for charity.

Amy Pearcey, 13, and her sister Lauren, 10, of Churchill Road, started the epic swim in aid of Aspire, a charity which that works with people who have spinal cord injuries, last week.

The swim has a distance the equivalent of crossing the English Channel.

The pair, who are taking part in the challenge at Exmouth Sports Centre, have already completed 215 out of a total 1,416 lengths.

Amy and Lauren’s mum, Joanne Pearcey, 31, said: “I was gobsmacked at first when they told me they were going to do the challenge but ever-so proud.

“They both love swimming. I’ll treat them to something nice when they finish.”

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The sisters decided to take part in the challenge after reading a leaflet at Exmouth Sports Centre advertising the Aspire Channel Swim.

The event allows you to complete the 22 miles in the comfort of your own local pool.

“They are going down to the sports centre to do a number of lengths about two to three times a week,” Joanne said.

It is expected the pair will complete the challenge in December.

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