Charity swim in memory of late brother

Sheila Thomas doing a sponsored swim for Macmillan Cancer Research. (PA1246-8)
Sheila Thomas doing a sponsored swim for Macmillan Cancer Research. (PA1246-8)

A WOMAN undertook a sponsored swim to raise money in memory of her brother who earlier this year died from cancer.

Sheila Thomas, 66, of Turmer Avenue, Bridlington, swam 50 lengths of the Leisure World swimming pool last Thursday in one hour and 10 minutes, raising over £800 for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Sheila swam in memory of her brother, Malcolm Lazenby, who died from cancer in June.

She said: “It was effortless, it was wonderful because I did it for my brother.

“I didn’t stop, my brother must have been there with me.

“I want to thank everybody that had supported me in my swimming. I will always support Macmillan endlessly.”

Last Friday evening a charity karaoke night was held by Mr Lazenby’s partner, Rosemary Volker, held at the Mon Fort Hotel, on Tennyson Avenue, to further raise money for Macmillan.

Rosemary said: “Malcolm was well known in the Mon Fort and around the town, and he had the most wonderful singing voice.”

And Sheila’s sister Susan Lazenby, who works at Bridlington Hospital, has also been helping to raise funds for Macmillan.

Sheila, Susan and Rosemary have said a big thank you to 
Leslie and Barry at the Mon Fort for hosting the Macmillan night, with the grand total raised over five days of fund-raising being £848.