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On the 30th August 2011, I walked into the Channel in the early hours of the morning, aged 70, to swim to France. Nearly 18 hours later and having swum almost 40 miles, I clambered out of the sea in France in pitch darkness.

My true aim was to raise as much as I could to fund the purchase of some cutting-edge research equipment for a cancer-research team in Southampton- a team I have been involved with over the last few years since my retirement from breast-cancer surgery.

The research team are discovering fantastic things- and I want to raise further funds to help them continue their work.

In swimming the Channel, I picked up a world-record for being the oldest to do that, but I would swap that world record for the ability to help the  team see their project through successfully- please give as generously as you can.

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Many Thanks,

Roger

Raising money for

Wessex Medical Research

Wessex Medical Research

Charity Registration No. 274839

Wessex Medical research is an independent multi-disease medical research charity funding critical research aimed at tackling the underlying causes of ill health in our community. We are currently funding research into a wide range of diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, prostate camcer, depressive illness, diabetes, heart disease,stroke, osteoporsis and childhood afflictions, particularly child brain injury.

Donations 380

I would like to do a Charity swim of the Catalina Channel. I don't have a clue about fundraising (MS).). Any help would be appreciated.

Donation by Joe Drnek on 25/09/12

£10.00

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Awesome.

Donation by Lynette Allsopp on 08/06/12

£10.00

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Inspirational achievement for a marvellous cause. Another one planned?

Donation by David Robin Parmenter on 15/02/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Amazing achievement and a lovely man!

Donation by Helen Rhodes on 15/12/11

A wonderful achievement! Congratulations.

Donation by Claire Evans on 27/11/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Roger, what an achievement.

Donation by Mike & Sue Brock on 23/11/11

OUTSTANDING FEAT OF ENDURANCE..

Donation by David LLOYD on 14/11/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, My wife has had cancer & at 57 she decided to learn to swim

Donation by John Evans on 11/11/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/11/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Roger and congratulations! When I found out that the cancer research isn't tested on animals I had to donate straight away. You're a star!

Donation by Lynne Burgess on 03/11/11

£10.00

Brilliant.

Donation by Steve and Rose Adcock on 01/11/11

Congratulations Roger you truly are an inspiration to us all.

Donation by Nigel & Sue Bartlett on 30/10/11

Congratulations on your fantastic achievement!

Donation by Anonymous on 24/10/11

Donation by Anonymous on 20/10/11

£5.00

Donation by Melanie Millar on 20/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Roger, it must have been all the soup at Le Jaonnet ! Not to mention the early-morning swims across the lake!

Donation by Elizabeth and Konrad Holleis on 19/10/11

£50.00

Great advert for mature age! Maggie

Donation by Margaret Spencer on 10/10/11

£25.00

Well done - a fanastic achievement

Donation by Carmelina Journeaux on 09/10/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

A terrible disease which devastates families so a BIG thank you from me and hoping for a cure for my beautiful daughter God Bless X

Donation by Marilyn Jacques on 06/10/11

£20.00

Inspirational - in your amazing challenge crossing the channel, fundraising for a truly worthy cause and in setting a brilliant world record!

Donation by Sandra Greaves (swimtrek pal of ur crew) on 05/10/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Roger!!! We oldies can still play our part!!

Donation by Charles Hallifax on 04/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I found the film moving. I am just recovering from bowel cancer. I want to run Berlin marathon next year. Roger- I shall think of you to spur me on.

Donation by Jacky Griffith on 03/10/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

A fantastic achievement and truly inspirational!

Donation by Thalia Lanis on 03/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

On Radio 3 the day your picture was in the papers the presenter dedicated Dame Janet Baker singing Elgar's Sea Songs to you!

Donation by Gillian Freeman on 03/10/11

£25.00

Congratulations

Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,319.49
  • Offline donations£116,570.40
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£128,889.89
  • Gift Aid£1,366.50

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