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Martha’s Magnificent Swimathon

Louise Butcher and family are splashing out and are doing a 12 hour non stop swimathon to raise funds for bibic.

Louise is the main organiser and explains why they chose bibic;

“Martha our cousin is 5 years old and she was born with a rare condition called Jacobsen’s syndrome. This means she has lots of complex need’s with eating, talking, walking, blood clotting and lots moreSo, this makes things difficult for not just Martha, but her sister Ivy and her parents Laura and James

Martha is very happy and smiley and we love her lots. This made us think why dont we support one of the charities that help her be as happy as she is, so we chose bibic 

We have decided to do a non-stop 12-hour swim on Saturday 15th August. The whole family, who are aged 3 to 73, are taking part and we are going to swim for 12 hours non stop as a relay. Our goal is to raise money for bibic through JustGiving 

This is my Auntie Laura’s story when Martha was 2 in the bibic Changing Lives magazine


bibic have helped support Martha and her family by helping her development and doing some of the simple things that we take for granted”.

General fundraising and Marketing Coordinator Andy Hirst says “We are so grateful for the families support for bibic and I know how much effort goes into organising an event like this. This kind of support typifies the love and support that exists within the bibic family and we really appreciate every penny raised”

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