BOLSOVER youngster Jack Barker is preparing to take on a 2.5km sponsored swim to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Jack, of Mill Lane, decided to take the plunge later this month after his great-grandfather Jack Howdle died after suffering with lung cancer.
The youngster’s swim is at Creswell Leisure Centre on 29th April.
His mum Andrea said: “This will be the longest he hasever swam.”
l To sponsor Jack, go to the ‘sponsor a swimmer’ section of the www.swimathon.org website.