Oliver Completes Swimathon

Oliver and Hector

Oliver and Hector

Eight year old Oliver completes a swimathon in aid of Cerebra.

Cerebra are fortunate to have a network of fantastic fundraisers who do their best to ensure that the charity is able to continue its work.

Some of our youngest fundraisers who have really excelled themselves are eight year old Oliver Faulkner and his six year old brother Hector.

Oliver suffers from mild Cerebral Palsy but he has never stopped him from doing work to raise awareness of the condition and to use this determination to fund raise for good causes.

Oliver and his family recently moved from Tunbridge Wells to Abu Dhabi which has been hard for him but this hasn’t dented Oliver’s determination to make new friends. He even prepared a presentation for his classmates so that they could learn about his condition and Cerebra, who have helped Oliver along the way.

Oliver has previously raised money for us by running 1km. We feel very privileged that he decided to do so again, this time with a swimathon.

Oliver’s mother Sema said: “Oliver had been quite tired the week of the challenge so at first he was nervous but he soon got motivated once he got into the water and swam a massive 22 lengths! He was famished when he got out, so we celebrated with some pizzas. I am very proud of Oliver!”

Oliver was joined by Hector who cheered his older brother on every step of the way.