Holly plans to face up to her fears

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A wellbeing and recovery worker from Lincolnshire is planning to face her fears and swim for charity.

Holly Black, from the Peterborough and Fenland Mind charity, is planning to complete a three-mile swim as part of the Great East Swim in Suffolk which takes place this Saturday.

Holly, who has worked for the South Lincolnshire Wellbeing and Recovery Outreach Service for 15 months, has decided to overcome her “huge” fear of open water and swim for charity.

She plans to raise money for the project she works for, which delivers one-to-one sessions and group workshops for individuals suffering with poor mental health in Stamford, Bourne and Spalding.

Mind develop and run services and projects to help serve local people with mental health problems and Holly runs the South Lincolnshire service.

Spurred on by the encouragement and dedication of the 70 clients with whom she works, she has already raised over £250.

Money raised by the swim will allow the service in South Lincolnshire to be expanded and will help to support more people in the area.

Talking about the event, Holly said: “My position as a Wellbeing and Recovery Worker means that I am constantly empowering individuals on a daily basis, both physically and mentally.

“After some reflection, I thought it was about time I stepped up to a challenge myself.”