Paralympic star lends support and encouragement to Finley M, Year 6

Finley M, Year 6 is raising money for his sponsored 2km Open Water Swim for SHINE in aid of Spina Bifida to support his baby nephew, Harrison.  Finley hopes to swim in August at Dover Harbour or a lake in Surrey.

So far he has raised over £1,250.   Finley, yesterday, received a wonderful email from Tatyana McFadden who is a wheelchair athlete with 17 Paralympic medals and 24 major marathon wins including multiple London marathon firsts.  Finley’s class mate Finn K, made the connection between Finley and Tatyana through his family connections.

Please click the link

to Finley’s Just Giving page if you would like to help in supporting his wonderful fund raising activity.

Mrs Ashdown-Parkes, Cross Channel swimmer and Oakhyrst Grange School Assistant Swimming Coach, has been Finley’s inspiration and mentor and is supporting him through this challenge.

Mr Alex Gear, Headmaster