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Grandmother thanks surgery with sponsored swim following cancer battle

PUBLISHED: 16:09 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:49 03 July 2019

Julie Harding took on a sponsored swim to raise money for Longshore Surgeries in Kessingland. Picture: Courtesy of Julie Harding

Julie Harding took on a sponsored swim to raise money for Longshore Surgeries in Kessingland. Picture: Courtesy of Julie Harding

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A grandmother took on a sponsored swim to thank a surgery for its continued support while she battled cancer.

Julie Harding took on a sponsored swim to raise money for Longshore Surgeries in Kessingland. Picture: Courtesy of Julie HardingJulie Harding took on a sponsored swim to raise money for Longshore Surgeries in Kessingland. Picture: Courtesy of Julie Harding

Julie Harding and her family swam a total of 5,130m at Bungay Pool and Gym for Longshore Surgeries in Kessingland, raising £350 in the process.

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The gesture was Mrs Harding's way of "giving something back" to the surgery, which provided a helping hand in her fight against breast cancer.

"They were so good to me and the support I received was terrific," said Mrs Harding, who is now cancer-free. "I had cancer, then one or two other health problems, and then the cancer came back.

"I received the same level of support and care from them the whole way through. Whenever I picked up the phone there was always someone there for me.

"I'm limited in terms of what I can do physically, but my grandchildren and I got together and decided to do a sponsored swim. Hopefully this money can be used to benefit others."

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