Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

People: Josh Scores in the Pool! Young Fundraiser Swaps His Boots for Trunks

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

People: Josh Scores in the Pool! Young Fundraiser Swaps His Boots for Trunks

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Byline: By ANGELA RAINEY

FOOTBALLERS from Marton JFC will be off to a bank holiday tournament thanks to the efforts of Under-10s defender Joshua Trimble.

Sports fanatic Joshua, from Hemlington, raised pounds 550 by completing 100 lengths of the pool at Acklam Sports Centre.

Cheered on by family, friends and members of Marton FC, nine-year-old Joshua, a member of Middlesbrough Swimming Club, persevered for 55 minutes to earn his sponsorship money.

Mum Lisa, 29, is very proud. She told Grassroots: "I was absolutely amazed at what he achieved.

"He did a lot better than I thought - I thought it would be great if he could do 60 lengths but once he reached 90, I was urging him to do another 10.

"He's just an amazing kid."

Acklam Sports Centre was kind enough to lend Joshua a swimming lane and a lifeguard for the event free of charge.

His kind-hearted efforts will send him and his team to the Easter in Spring football tournament in Skegness next May. …

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