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Guest Makes Big Splash for Calvert Trust Kielder

Calvert Trust Kielder Respite Care Guest, Anthony Harris has raised £138.75 taking on his very own sponsored swim at his care home in Gloucester.

Anthony Harris completeing his sponsored swim

“I got up that morning feeling a little nervous because I have never done a sponsored swim before.  It was my first time.  But I was determined to do it because it is my way of giving something back for what Calvert Trust Kielder has given me over the years.

I got in the pool, spent a few minutes warming up with Sue, the Physio Aide.  I needed her help just to make sure that my head wouldn’t go under the water.  Then we started the swim.

I felt strange because the first ten lengths were harder than the succeeding lengths.  It got easier as we went on, which surprised me.  I thought it would get harder instead.

Having people around to cheer me on really helped a lot, especially having Mum and dad around.  I felt more determination when I saw them that is why I did 80 lengths.

When I completed the sponsored swim, I felt a sense of achievement and pride.  I am very proud to have raised the money for my favourite holiday place.  And I am sure whatever they choose to spend the money on, it will be something that benefits all the people that use the Calvert Trust Kielder.  I am very grateful to be part of this remarkable organisation.

I would also like to thank Leonard Cheshire Disability, Gloucester House, for letting me use the hydrotherapy pool and for the sponsorship.”

The staff at Calvert Trust Kielder would like say a massive thank you Anthony for taking on this incredible challenge, we are looking forward to seeing him at the centre again soon for his next holiday.


Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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