A belfast school girl Emily Stitt 10, has completed 88 lengths of Better Avoniel Leisure Centres Pool to raise money for Parkinson's UK

She had been inspired to take on the challenge after family friend, Jim Gibson was diagnosed with the condition.

Emily started swimming when she was six, but she herself has noted that the challenge would have been impossible without her swimming instructor Norman Stewart. She said "without his support and encouragement,  I wouldnt be able to swim as far, but i like swimming and particularly when it is for such a good cause"

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's.  It is a degenerative neurological condition for which there is currently no cure, and its main symptons are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity. there are 3,716 people in Northern Ireland like Jim living with the condition.