Help Lucy take on the world at swimming championships

GLENROTHES;'Lucy Walkup, 14 year old deaf swimmer, who will compete at the World Deaf Swimming Championship.'photo; WALTER NEILSON

GLENROTHES;'Lucy Walkup, 14 year old deaf swimmer, who will compete at the World Deaf Swimming Championship.'photo; WALTER NEILSON

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YOUNG Glenrothes swimmer Lucy Walkup has been selected to go to the World Deaf Swimming Championships this August but she needs your help to get there.

Fourteen-year-old Lucy has been selected in the Great Britain team for the big event, to be held between 6th and 13th August in Portugal.

Unfortunately it will take more than her undoubted swimming ability to get there.

Around £1,500 still needs to be raised to send her on her way to compete against swimmers of all ages from around the world.

Local company Bankhead Robes, have been supporting Lucy since she competed in the European Championships in Germany last year, but more financial assistance will need to be found.

Lucy’s dad Roy said: “Last year, for the European Championships we sent a few letters to local businesses, some of them made a donation.

“We also had a fund-raiser at the CISWO which raised a lot of money through a raffle and a tombola. We plan to do something similar this year.

“We need £1,500 at the most, we probably need to raise it by July. We need that for kit, travelling and accommodation.”

Lucy recently picked up two gold and five silver medals at the Great Britain Deaf Swimming Championships at K2, Crawley.