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Determined fund-raiser from Gayton, near King’s Lynn, finally completes second charity swim

14:05 08 July 2012

Mary Grimmer has completed two open water swims for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mary Grimmer has completed two open water swims for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Healthy Hearts Campaign. Picture: Ian Burt

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A determined fundraiser has completed her second charity swim a little closer to home after bad weather thwarted an earlier attempt.


Mary Grimmer, from Gayton near King’s Lynn, was due to take part in the Great North Swim on Great Windermere, Cumbria, when the event was cancelled last month due to heavy rain and high winds.

But, refusing to give up, the mother-of-two contacted West Norfolk Watersports and completed her mile in nearby Leziate Lake instead.

“It may not be Lake Windermere, but it is a stunning setting,” she said. “Despite a couple of heavy downpours, the weather was pretty kind, and even managed a bit of sunshine.”

Mrs Grimmer, who works as a mortgage adviser, previously took part in the Great London Swim and has so far raised about £400 for the Healthy Hearts Campaign at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The 39-year-old had a congenital heart defect treated at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge when she was five and recently lost her cousin to a heart attack.



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