Teddington resident completes 10km open-water swim raising over £1000 for Teddington Memorial Hospital

By Christine Southern

13th Sep 2022 | Local News

Anne Renshaw with fellow swimmer Marit fundraising for the Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital
Anne Renshaw with fellow swimmer Marit fundraising for the Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital

A Teddington resident completed a remarkable 10km fundraising swim on 10th September at Shepperton Lake in aid of a local charity supporting the Teddington Memorial Hospital (TMH).

Anne-Marie Renshaw raised a tremendous £1,060, in honour of her late mother, Anne Rae, with all donations being pledged to the Friends of TMH, a charity constantly working to improve the facilities and equipment for the hospital in aid of the community.

Anne-Marie swam 10km in Shepperton Lake without a wetsuit (her first ever non-wetsuit marathon swim). The lake is 750m around, so Anne-Marie swam approximately 13 laps (with a bit extra at the end) to complete the challenge – getting out regularly for jam sandwiches and non-lake water.

Anne Renshaw delighted to have completed her 10km fundraising swim.

Speaking to Nub News she said: "Mum was in Teddington Memorial Hospital for the last few weeks of her life and the NHS teams working there were wonderful with her. I want to be able to thank them with vital funds to enable them to keep providing such great care. Mum loved to swim, so what better way to remember her."

The Friends of TMH has funded several improvements at the hospital through community donations and fundraising, including providing a new paediatric audiology suite, the complete refurbishment of the Urgent Treatment Centre reception area and new radiology equipment.

Anne-Marie Renshaw's fundraising page can be found here, with donations still being gratefully accepted.

     

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