Nifty50: Dormington woman raises more than £8,000 for cause close to heart

Ledbury Reporter: Melanie Denning at the start of the challenge at Wye Leisure. Melanie Denning at the start of the challenge at Wye Leisure.

ONE county woman decided that turning 50 would be the perfect opportunity to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.

Melanie Denning, from Dormington, and a team of friends swam 50 lengths for 31 days at their local pools – including Wye Leisure in Fownhope.

The challenge – devised by Mrs Denning whose son has Cystic Fibrosis – raised more than £8,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in its 50th year and finished on her own birthday.

To donate visit virginmoneygiving.com/nifty50

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