Brechin High pupil tackles charity swim

Pictured: Stevy Murray tackled the 5 kilometre swim in two hours and 17 minutes.

Pictured: Stevy Murray tackled the 5 kilometre swim in two hours and 17 minutes.

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A LOCAL Brechin girl has taken part in a mammoth swimming task to raise money for charity.

Stevy Murray, aged 12, swam an incredible five kilometres at the event held in Arbroath on April 28. The event was in aid of Marie Curie Cancer and the Swimathon Foundation.

She was the youngest participant to swim the five kilometres category, and finished in a credible two hours and 17 minutes.

The first year Brechin High School pupil raised an impressive £171 for the causes.

Her dad, Steve, said: “Last year Stevy and a friend took part in a Swimathon as part of a team, but this year she decided to push herself and do the five kilometre challenge herself at Arbroath swimming pool. She said her legs were like jelly when she finished this time.”

The Swimathon holds a challenge every year to raise money for a nominated charity. Money raised at the even also goes towards the Swimathon Foundation, which provides grants to organisations and individuals who promote swimming in their local communities.

Marie Curie Cancer has paired up with the Swimathon before, and money raised contributes to helping care for cancer patients.