Lynda goes to great lengths for charity

Published on: 08 Mar 2013

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Lynda goes to great lengths for charity

Owners of Cafe Crème Lynda Gregg and Maria Spill are continuing to do their bit for charity year after year. Lynda Gregg and Marie Spill at Cafe Creme

Their latest fundraiser involved Lynda swimming the length of the English Channel to raise money for their chosen charity, the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Being a strong swimmer, Lynda completed 22 miles in 12 hours. “I trained about three or four times a week and three hours was my longest training session but it was really intense sessions each time,” said Lynda, who practiced alongside the Severnside Tritons Swimming Club for about three months.

To help keep her motivated throughout the day she had many supporters and visitors to cheer her on. “I asked people to get in with me, so it was nice to see people swimming along with you, which kept me going,” she said. The swim raised £1,142 in total.

The business partners organise one charity event every year and involve customers in their fundraising efforts.

“The customers love it, everyone can get involved in something, and it’s nice for them to feel part of it,” said Lynda.

They have been successful in raising money with numerous events, including a Greek Night and a raffle, which have all helped to gather vital funds for various charities.

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