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by Isabella Henderson, Primary School Captain

I first learnt to Swim at the Scone Memorial Swimming Pool in January 2010, since this time I have represented the Scone Swimming Club, Scone Grammar School and New England North West at both Country and State Swimming.  I’m 11 year’s old and just signed up for the Starlight Super Swim! I’ve pledged to swim 50km in 30 days to make a splash for sick kids in hospital.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is the broadest reaching children’s charity in Australia with a mission to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

I set myself a goal to raise at least $500, which I’ve now surpassed. You can help by donating online here.  Your donation will help to disrupt the relentless cycle of pain and stress experienced by children in hospital, so that sick kids can simply be kids. I’m $125 away from $3000 and would dearly love to know I’ve helped 75 sick children.