10-year-old girls raise an amazing £1,500 in a triathlon for Borne

Ten-year-old Lois and Freya aren’t afraid of a challenge. This Bank Holiday weekend, they completed their first triathlon and raised an amazing £,1500 in support of Borne’s research into premature birth.

They trained all summer in preparation for an ambitious and busy day:

  • A 5k cycle
  • A 5k run
  • A 1 mile swim (64 lengths non-stop!)

Premature birth is an issue close to Lois’ and Freya’s hearts. Not only was Lois born prematurely, she also lost a brother and sister to prematurity. The triathlon was her way of honouring their memory and helping other babies from being born too soon:

“I want to raise money for Borne because I was born premature and I lost a twin brother and sister due to premature birth.”

Lois’ best friend, Freya, joined the challenge to show her support: “I want to help my best friend Lois because this means a lot to her.”

A huge thank you to Lois and Freya for challenging themselves and raising such an incredible amount. Thank you to Lois’ mum, Angela, and Freya’s mum, Helen, as well as St Swithun’s School in Winchester for their support.

Feeling inspired? You can still donate to Lois and Freya on their JustGiving page.

If you would like to do a charity challenge in aid of Borne, get in touch with Sophie: sophie@borne.org.uk.