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Costessey mother raises hundreds of pounds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust through marathon swim

PUBLISHED: 10:05 20 November 2017

Jo Wharam at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London Aquatics Centre after swimming 10,000m in under five hours for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Picture: SENT IN BY JO WHARAM

Jo Wharam at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London Aquatics Centre after swimming 10,000m in under five hours for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Picture: SENT IN BY JO WHARAM

SENT IN BY JO WHARAM

A mother-of-two has raised hundreds of pounds for charity after swimming 10,000m in an Olympic pool.

Molly Snelling, who was born in 2001 but died from cystic fibrosis when she eight-months-old. Picture: RACHEL HAYDON-SNELLINGMolly Snelling, who was born in 2001 but died from cystic fibrosis when she eight-months-old. Picture: RACHEL HAYDON-SNELLING

Jo Wharam, 42, from Breydon Drive in Old Costessey, completed the challenge in the four hours, 44 minutes and 37 seconds at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London Aquatics Centre.

She had to finish the inaugural Marathon Swims challenge in under five hours and has so far raised £750 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - beating her initial £500 target.

Mrs Wharam has an 11-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, said: “It was really tough but just amazing to swim there.”

She supported the Cystic Fibrosis Trust because her friend’s eight-month-old daughter, Molly Snelling, who was born in 2001, died from the genetic disorder.

Mrs Wharam was joined by scores of other amateur swimmers raising money for different charities.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com and search Jo Wharam.

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