Big sister Holly takes on epic swim challenge

07 November 2017

Thirteen-year-old Holly Richardson raised an amazing £2,417 for Evelina London to thank them for the care and support they have given to her little brother, Sam.

smiling girl wearing evelina t-shirt hugging boy, with tree in the back
Holly, with brother Sam

Sam has been treated for heart disease at the hospital since he was 17 days old and he continues to visit the hospital regularly for MRI scans and other tests. 

Holly wanted to help other children who suffer from the same condition as Sam and decided to take on a couple of physical challenges. A three-mile swim and a 12-hour "squashathon!"

Holly trained hard, with lots of help and support from the Richardson family, and she completed both challenges in September.

As if that wasn’t enough, she also held bake sales to help her reach a fundraising target of £500 – and smashed it!  

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