September 06, 2010

Girl Power Meets Horsepower!

This year FunSwimShop became the sponsors of the 25th World International Bog Snorkelling Championships in Llanwrytd Wells, Wales. The event took place on Sunday 29th August and we knew that we were in for a special treat! However nothing could prepare us for the bizarre spectacle of all the competitors clad in neoprene, next to nothing, or unbelievable fancy dress plunging into the unknown depths of the bog!

Most of the fancy dress entries seem to have a 'tail' to tell and my first muddy buddy is no exception. I would like to introduce you to the world's first bog snorkelling pantomime horse!

Eva Walters and Anne-Marie Beresford Webb were the front and back end respectively of 'Black Beauty' and took part in the event to raise money for cancer charities. Eva raised approximately £900 for Macmillan in memory of her grandmother and Anne-Marie raised approximately £750 for Velindre Cancer Centre in memory of her mum and dad.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.Velindre Cancer Centre is the largest non-surgical cancer hospital in Wales, providing Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments for over half the people in Wales.

This event alone was a fantastic effort by both girls and more than some of us will raise for charity in a lifetime. However Anne-Marie is not finished yet! She has taken part in a number of events throughout the year and will shortly be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! Not only that but when she returns to Wales she will take part in the Cardiff Half Marathon as well! You can read all about it by visiting her JustGiving page and hopefully you might be inspired to leave her a donation. I think she deserves it, don't you?

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