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Eight-year-old schoolgirl turned campaigner helped to save Purley Pool

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AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD was one of the many people from south Croydon to join the campaign to save Purley Pool.

Grace Wexler, from Coulsdon, has been going to swimming lessons at Purley Pool for three years, so when her swimming teacher asked children if they wanted to send anything to the council Grace decided to make a petition.

And this afternoon the year-four Woodcote Primary School pupil was among activists celebrating after the council announced plans to close the pool had been scrapped.

Dad Tom Wexler said: "She absolutely loves Purley Pool. When she heard there were plans to close it she was really upset.

"She didn't understand why they were shutting it. There was a lot of talk about whose fault it was, but from her perspective she doesn't care whose fault it is she just wants a swimming pool."

Grace took her petition to school for friends sign to help save the pool. She and three-year-old sister Abigail would have faced three buses to Waddon had the pool closed.

Eight-year-old schoolgirl turned campaigner helped to save Purley Pool


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