Swim challenge for Rebecca

Rebecca with Fiona Harvey, local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK
Rebecca with Fiona Harvey, local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK
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A youngster from Oldmeldrum recently took on the challenge of swimming one mile in a local pool in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Nine-year-old Rebecca Morrice took on the challenge at Bucksburn Pool in July.

Rebecca decided to attempt the challenge because, in her words: “We have to do something.”

The youngster has now raised £1,284 for life-saving research to help more men, women and children in Aberdeenshire and across the UK survive the disease.

Fiona Harvey, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for the north east, said: “We are absolutely delighted that someone as young as Rebecca decided to attempt such a great challenge to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

“She is an inspiration and we can’t thank Rebecca enough for her support.”

Fiona added: “Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer.

“However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our research.”

Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research so the charity relies on vital donations from the public.

Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.