Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. The Oceans 7 challenge is the swimming equivalent of mountaineering's seven summits. Only 6 people have completed the channel swimming list in their lifetime and I was attempting to become the first person ever to complete the list in a single year. I got over half way there, with 4 successful channel crossings- the equal to the current record! 

I am supporting Action for ME because whilst today I might be a successful marathon swimmer, at 17 years old I was in a wheelchair.

My childhood was overshadowed my ME. I contracted glandular fever at the age of 10 and never fully recovered. My adolescence was marred by periods of immune dysfunction and exhaustion until I found myself in a wheelchair. It took a long time to regain my mobility and took even longer to even begin to regain trust in my body and learn how to live with ME. Today I live symptom free, but I know that it is always there and it has played a significant part in the decisions I've made and the way I live my life. ME does not define me, but it will always be a part of me.

Action for ME offer vital support and information to those suffering and their families and seeks to raise the profile of this debilitating disease to promote vital research into the cause and potential remedies. Please help support the vital work to give hope to those who are often left in the shadows and don't have the strength to stand up for themselves.

Thank you

If you're entering our raffle you get 2 tickets for every £5 donated!!!  Thanks!

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Action for M.E.

Action for M.E.

Charity Registration No. 1036419

Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with the chronic neurological condition M.E. We provide vital information and support while working to enhance the care and support that people with M.E. receive and encourage vital research.

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Charity Registration No. 1036419

Donations 7

Donation by Anonymous on 28/08/17

£500.00

Donation by Anonymous on 28/08/17

£35.00

Beth, you are a real inspiration to us. I'm 170km into my own challenge to swim the coast of Cornwall. Nothing compared to the Oceans 7 as I only swim 10k at a time! Love and best wishes Mark Richards

Donation by Mark Richards on 05/08/17

£20.00

Keep going!

Donation by Arran Selhi on 04/08/17

£5.00

Donation by Tony Bray on 04/08/17

£20.00

Donation by Steve PETFORD on 03/08/17

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 03/08/17

£134.65

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£734.65
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£734.65
  • Gift Aid£0.00

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