100-year-old woman goes to great lengths for Selsey Lifeboat Station

Muriel Mason, who completed a charity swim in aid of Selsey RNLI
Muriel Mason, who completed a charity swim in aid of Selsey RNLI

An inspirational 100-year-old woman has gone to great lengths to raise funds for Selsey Lifeboat Station.

Muriel Mason, who turned 100 last month, swam ten lengths of backstroke over half an hour.

What makes the gruelling challenge even harder is that Muriel completed the task despite having only one leg.

She was forced to have her right leg amputated above the knee in January after being rushed to hospital suffering from blood clots.

Muriel told the surgeon: “I’ve got a sponsored swim for the RNLI in June and I have to be well enough by then.”

Her great effort and determination has raised over £4,500 for the Selsey Lifeboat Station.

Daughter Jo Wainwright said: “Only one adjective can accurately describe my mother –- indomitable!”