Ipswich swimmers raise money for Terri
TERRI Calvesbert has touched the lives of so many people across the globe.From the four corners of the world people have joined together to raise money for the remarkable youngster by taking part in a worldwide sponsored swim.
TERRI Calvesbert has touched the lives of so many people across the globe.
From the four corners of the world people have joined together to raise money for the remarkable youngster by taking part in a worldwide sponsored swim.
Ipswich swimmers were not about to be left out and have managed to raise more than £1,000 towards the Terri Calvesbert Appeal.
The swim was set up by London businessman Robert Mather when he was a programme about Terri's life called Real Life: Being Terri.
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More than 70 members of Ipswich swimming club took part in the event raising a total of £1,300 for the Terri Calvesbert Appeal and no one was more pleased than Terri's dad.
Paul Calvesbert said: "It's quite remarkable really.
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"Even locally I'm surprised at the response. 70 per cent of the people involved across the world had never heard about Terri before this.
"The whole event went really well."
Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering was on hand to present Mr Calvesbert with Ipswich swimming club's contribution.
She said: "Unfortunately I couldn't take part in the event as I was away at the European Championships.
"I think it's incredible how much has been raised when you think about the number of sponsor forms that go out from different children at school.
"Terri is such an amazing girl, she has a great spirit and personality and you just can't help getting caught up in it."
For the club it was also an achievement with the figure the largest amount raised by the club in a sponsored event.
Margaret Rhodes, secretary of the club said: "The swim was definitely more personal here and we had to get involved.
"It's a fantastic amount to have raised and we are really pleased."