CANOEIST Oliver Simpson is raising money to enable him to help gipsy children in Romania by performing canoe rolls in a swimming pool.

So far, the 15-year-old, of Thorpe Basset, Malton, North Yorkshire, has raised £450 after completing 70 rolls at his local pool.

Oliver is to spend two weeks in a remote part of Romania helping to run a summer school for poverty-stricken children, teaching drama, music and sport