Tot is top fundraiser in fun splash challenge

Tot Chloe Cox took part in a fundraising swim event for charity Tommy's.
Tot Chloe Cox took part in a fundraising swim event for charity Tommy's.

At just two years and 10 months old little Chloe Cox has ranked the highest fundraiser of all the local Water Babies taking part in a splashathon.

Chloe, of Bedford, joined her class for the fun sponsored aqua activities, which included swimming through hoops underwater and splashing their parents with their feet.

Nationally, the swimming group has raised £806,477 for the charity over just two months, bringing the full amount raised this year to more than £2million.

Chloe’s mum Louise Cox said: “We’re so proud of Chloe – it was lots of fun to do special activities in her class and everyone joined in and made it a great day.

“Chloe absolutely loves her swimming and has come on so well from her first lesson as a 10 week old baby.

“I am very proud of how confident she now is in the water and that she has been able to earn her grade 1 swimming badge at the age of two.

“Tommy’s is a really special charity to fundraise for and we’re grateful to everyone who donated. We even heard of one class where a group of Dads turned up in tutu’s for the lesson and I think that’s a reflection of the great attitude and atmosphere that we all have in our Water Babies classes.”

Donations can still be made to the charity at www.justgiving.com/WaterBabiesSplashathon2015 or text WBHO50 with the amount you would like to donate e.g. £10 to 70070.