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Daisy's mile swim challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:50 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:09 03 July 2010

Daisy Beck

Daisy Beck

JUST taking a few steps was a struggle for Daisy Beck after she suffered a massive brain haemorrhage six years ago.

Such is the depth of Daisy's determination and courage that on Monday she will be attempting to swim a mile at Great Yarmouth's Marina Centre.

JUST taking a few steps was a struggle for Daisy Beck after she suffered a massive brain haemorrhage six years ago.

Such is the depth of Daisy's determination and courage that on Monday she will be attempting to swim a mile at Great Yarmouth's Marina Centre.

A grandmother of five, she has been inspired to undertake the challenge to raise cash for disabled charity Centre 81.

So far Daisy, 56, has received pledges of more than £120 which will be donated to the day centre on Tar Works Road.

She said: “After I suffered the brain haemorrhage my care worker asked what I would like to accomplish and I said I would like to learn to swim. I started just doing very short distances and built it up over time - swimming has been very good therapy.

“My mobility is much better than it was, I still have to use crutches and a walker, but in time I hope to walk unaided.

“I have made lots of friends at Centre 81, going there has broadened my horizons and I wanted to give something back. It helps us achieve things I never thought possible.”

Daisy, from Beighton, has been supported in her recovery by husband Rodney and her three children.

She worked at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park in Reedham before the haemorrhage.

Anyone wanting to sponsor Daisy should call Centre 81 on 01493 852573.

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