Hooray for Hannah!

DEARNE schoolgirl Hannah Hoyland, 10, was one of 25,000 South Yorkshire Swimathon fundraisers, who completed their recent challenges.

The events at 645 pools across the country have raised over £34 million to date, including £6 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care - the charity Hannah chose to support.

Hannah, of Bolton-on-Dearne, completed her mile despite battling ear pain as she waits for an operation to insert grommets in to her ears.

Local fundraiser for Marie Curie, Katie Grinter, said: “Congratulations to all swimmers who trained so hard to do their challenges.”