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Lifeguard Tanya Matthews is taking the plunge
The former Colfox pupil decided on the challenge as her uncle Steve Marley is battling cancer.
Tanya, 25, will carry out her swim of 320 lengths of the leisure centre pool at lunchtime on Thursday, October 26, and is appealing for sponsorship to help her hit her £1,000 target.
Tanya, who lives in Bridport, said: “There are a lot of people out there today suffering with cancer who need help and I would like to help.
“My uncle Steve Marley is also fighting cancer at the moment, and this is my reason for doing the swim.
“I have many shops supporting me, Bridport Leisure Centre, Lula’s restaurant in Bridport and also my uncle’s shop West Bay Water Sports.
“They each have donation buckets to help me raise my target of £1,000.”
Tanya, who works at the leisure centre as a lifeguard, is in training and expects the swim to take about four hours.
She said that she has never done anything like this before and has appealed for sponsorship and support from people and businesses.
Tanya has also set up a Just Giving page for people to sponsor her. Visit justgiving.com/tanya-caematthews1008 to sponsor her.