Proud Rosanna scoops a prestigious silver award

Rosanna Ogden, four, with her silver award

Rosanna Ogden, four, with her silver award

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Swimming star Rosanna Ogden has scooped her first national award for her fund-raising efforts.

Four-year-old Rosanna, a heart patient from Adlington, was awarded the silver award in the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) swim for life awards.

The ASA was the first sport governing body of swimming to be established in the world.

The awards ceremony was held in Birmingham last week.

Mother Sanam said: “Rosanna was so proud that she won this award.

“This is a national award, plenty of people in the country fund-raise every week in the country and for a four-year-old from Adlington to win an award is amazing.

“I’m absolutely speechless that she won this award, she has been fantastic and I’m delighted.

“So much positive stuff has happened to Rosanna and us this year.”

The silver awards caps off an excellent two months for Rosanna as she won an award courtesy of the Little Heroes.

She has also achieved her 600m swimming badge and raised more than £3,000 at a swimathon at an event in David Lloyd.

And Sanam has confirmed that 2015 will be a bigger year for Adlington’s Little Mermaid.

She said: “Next year the event at David Lloyd and the swimathon will happen again as it was a huge success.

“The Team GB water polo team has confirmed they will attend and we’ve asked other celebrities to attend.

“We hope to continue raising plenty of money and Rosanna is even meeting the mayor of Chorley.

“I really hope the people of Chorley are proud of her, she has done so well and her family are definitely proud of her.”