A GENEROUS six-year-old girl is to complete a sponsored swim to raise money for blood cancer charity after the death of a family friend.

Nyah Bejide is attempting to swim her first 100 metres to raise money and awareness after the passing of a friend of the family in November 2017 from cancer of the blood.

The six-year-old is taking on the challenge in aid of the Bloodwise charity.

Katherine Bejide, Nyah’s mother from Oakley, said: “Nyah originally wanted to have a bucket donation stand to raise money, but we though a sponsored swim would be better.”

“This is Nyah’s first 100- metre swim so we are a bit nervous, but we are really proud of her and we know she can do it.”

Nyah has so far raised £75 for Bloodwise which helps to fund world-class research into all types of blood cancer and help improve patients’ lives.

She has raised money from friends, family and swim friends through her justgiving page, supported by her mother.

Nyah’s swim date is set for Sunday, 17 February at Basingstoke Aquadrome.

For more information about sponsoring Nylah, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/katherine-bejide.