Conor's aspiration charity swim

Nine-year-old Conor Bolton completed a 22-mile swim at Rothesay Leisure Pool in aid of the spinal cord injury charity, Aspire.

Nine-year-old Conor Bolton completed a 22-mile swim at Rothesay Leisure Pool in aid of the spinal cord injury charity, Aspire.

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Inspired by Aspire's 'Swim the Channel Challenge' in 12 weeks, nine-year-old Conor Bolton was determined to complete the 22-mile challenge and raise funds for the charity.

Ably assisted by mum, Yvonne, who counted all 1416 lengths of Rothesay Leisure Pool, Conor completed the 22-mile swim in less than half the allotted time, and has raised £300 in the process!

The Aspire charity was formed to help people with spinal cord injury.

Every eight hours, someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury. There is no warning, no preventative medicine, and no time to prepare. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time.

Aspire is a national charity that works with people with spinal cord injuries to create opportunity, independence and choice. It ensures that everyone with a spinal cord injury has the opportunity to live an independent and fulfilled life. They receive no statutory funding, so every penny raised through the Aspire Channel Swim helps .

For more information please visit www.aspire.org.uk.

Congratulations, Conor, on a tremendous achievement!