Big-hearted Isabelle makes a splash and raises lots of charity cash

When Isabelle Ready's aunt was sadly diagnosed with myeloma, the seven-year-old decided to do something to help researchers find a cure for the cancer.

Sunday, 10th September 2017, 12:40 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:36 pm
Swimming star Isabelle Ready.

The big-hearted little girl, from Chesterfield, completed a 1,000-metre sponsored swim in 51 minutes, raising a fantastic £3,132 for Sheffield Hospitals Charity's Cure Myeloma Appeal.

Isabelle's dad, John, said: "Isabelle and her aunt are incredibly close and she was so proud of herself for trying to do something to help.

"We were staggered by the amount she raised.

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"Friends, family and colleagues were amazingly generous."

John said Isabelle's aunt is on the road to what is hoped a long-term recovery.

He added: "We are hopeful that the money raised benefits people in the future and leads to a complete cure for Dr Andrew Chantry and his team in Sheffield."