During the Christmas holidays, Freddie, along with friends Charlotte & Tom Deniz will be 'Swimming the Channel' to raise money for Candlelighters. They will each be swimming 21 miles (33.6km) in a local pool over 12 days (with Christmas Day and Boxing Day off) That's 112 x 25m lengths per day for 12 days or 1,344 lengths each, 4,032 lengths in total!!
Freddie's life-long friend, Elliott, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2014 and after enduring months of treatment, he was given the all clear. Devastatingly, the tumour returned in June this year and there is no curative treatment.
Elliott is 12 and before his initial diagnosis he was an amazing swimmer. He, along with Freddie, Tom & Charlotte are all members of York City Baths Club.
Candlelighters support families dealing with children's cancer in Yorkshire. Freddie wanted to do something to raise money on behalf of Elliott for such a great cause and Tom & Charlotte have kindly agreed to take on the challenge too.
If you can support in anyway, we would be delighted. Thank you!