A 10-YEAR-OLD girl from Cwmbelan swam 26.2 miles to raise hundreds of pounds in memory of her Grandfather.

Maisie Earp swam an Aqua Marathon that took 14 weeks to complete and raised £700.

The super swimmer completed the challenge in memory of her grandfather, Cameron, who lost his life to pancreatic cancer in March 2016.

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Maisie Earp, 10, raised £700 for a pancreatic cancer charity

The Newtown Swimming Club member has more than quadrupled her fundraising target of £150 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action, as part of the charity’s Swim for Survival fundraising campaign.

“It felt good to do something in memory of Grandie and to raise money for a cause that I care about,” said the Llanidloes Primary School pupil. “Thank you so much to everybody who has sponsored me. When I started I was hoping to raise £150, so to raise £700 is awesome.”

Ali Stunt, founder and chief executive of Pancreatic Cancer Action said: “We are thrilled to hear that Maisie has not only completed her Aqua Marathon in memory of her ‘Grandie’ but has also raised a phenomenal £700 for Pancreatic Cancer Action! We rely on supporters and fundraisers such as Maisie to help us improve early diagnosis for pancreatic cancer and to support patients through our clinical research, public awareness programmes, medical professional education and patient information.

“All of us at Pancreatic Cancer Action would like to thank Maisie and all who have supported her over the past few weeks.”

n If you would like to sponsor Maisie, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maisiee