Active Lincolnshire’s Robyn Beebe is joining British Swimming’s Mel Marshall and Olympic gold medal swimmer Adam Peaty on their 50-hour sport marathon in Zambia. Flying out on the 15 August, Robyn will be part of a 12 strong team that will be delivering fifty hours of sports across five sports and five locations in Lusaka for the Perfect Day Foundation.
Robyn, originally from Horncastle, said: “I am really nervous and excited at the same time. I have heard so much about Zambia from Mel who went five years ago. This will be a unique experience for me and I can’t wait to meet the children and see some of the work that the Foundation does. Our aim is to raise £50,000 from the trip so that we can help to build a youth centre and fund other opportunities for young people.”
Robyn, who has worked at Active Lincolnshire to fund her way through university, is also a swimming teacher and has worked with Mel and other team GB coaches. She has raised more than £500 towards the trip through activities such as charity walks.
Lisa Harrison, CEO at Active Lincolnshire, said: “This is such an amazing adventure for Robyn and one which will touch many lives in Zambia. We all wish her well and look forward to seeing her photographs.”
The seven day trip will start on Wednesday 16 August and will focus on supporting deprived areas of Lusaka where the issues of poverty, HIV, homelessness, teenage pregnancy and domestic and gender based violence are all significant problems.