A FUNDRAISER is undergoing a touching tribute to her dad who has recently recovered from prostate cancer.

Jemima Atkinson, who lives in Great Comberton, is fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK and the St. James's Place Charitable Foundation after her dad, Michael Ingarfield 78, was diagnosed with prostate cancer early in 2017, but he was given the all clear earlier this month.

She has decided to swim the length of the English Channel, approximately 22 miles, every month for eight months from November.

She said: "On Feb 2nd this year, we found out the incredibly good news, that my Dad’s treatment had been a success and he has been given the all clear.

"This makes my fundraising efforts even more important because any support I can muster really does save lives.

"I embarked on an 8-month long personal challenge, in a bid to raise money for two very worthy causes.

"Early last year, my dear dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he underwent a gruelling 8 weeks of treatment.

"In his honour, I have decided to swim the equivalent distance of the English Channel every month for 8 months.

"That's 176 miles in total.

"Each month represents one week of treatment he underwent.

"I have given myself the target of personally raising £4,000 and so far I have already generated nearly £3,000 in donations.

"Even better, is that St. James's Place UK plc triple matched every donation received in 2017 and continue to match all donations £1 for £1 this year. "With their matching I have raised nearly £7,700 in total to date.

"All money raised will be split between the two causes at the end of my challenge, which will be 30th June 2018.

"I am currently swimming around 4 days a week, mainly at Pershore leisure Centre swimming pool.

To donate, go to My JustGiving page is www.justgiving.com/iswimforhim