Lido swimmer takes on mammoth challenge for charity

Grace Witherden

A 36-year-old who took on a mammoth swimming challenge has managed to raise more than £2,300 for the Polycystic Kidney Disease charity.

Jenny Max, who grew up in Holyport, decided to swim in ten lidos across London in one day to raise awareness for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

She swam in all ten lidos on Saturday, July 23 and is now planning her next challenge.

The cause is close to her heart as Jenny, along with her mother, brother and sister all suffer from the genetically inherited disease.

The disease causes cysts to grow in the kidneys which reduce their function and can lead to kidney failure.

The former Winbury School pupil said: “Outdoor swimming is my passion and I wanted to do something for a good cause.

“It’s amazing how much has been raised. I had a friend who transported me around London on a motorbike all day and ended up joining in as well.”

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