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VINAY’S SWIM: Watford dad raises more than £14,000 for charity helping his daughter 

 Published on: 21st June 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley resident is beaming with pride to see his son take on a mammoth challenge which will see him swim the entire length of Lake Windemere.

Dipak Lalsodagar said he is extremely proud of his son Vinay who will be taking on the swim on August 13 in aid of charity Playskill who have supported his granddaughter Aliyana.

Aliyana, one, was diagnosed with ‘global developmental delays’ which means she has not been able to meet her developmental miletones and is showing signs of Hypotonia.

This has an impact on her core strength, her gross motor skills, her feeding, and her speech. As a result, there is a big question mark looming over how able-bodied she will be as she grows up.

Vinay Lalsodagar, who previously lived in the village with his father, said he was inspired by his daughter to take on the challenge and have raised more than £14,000 so far.

He said: “We have gone through a struggle and there’s been so many hurdles we have had to deal with.

“Playskill have been the ones that have been really helping us out. They’ve been incredible, even from a psychological perspective they’ve allowed us to meet up with other parents and share struggles.

“For me I truly had no idea what to with Aliyana because of the pandemic so when Playskill came about we were eternally grateful.”

Vinay also thanked those who have donated for their support and paid tribute to his loving wife who he described as a “superstar”.

He said: “My wife is incredible, I’m the one doing the swim but she’s the really strong one out of us. The girls in the family are the strong ones.”

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