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£1,300raised of £1,500 target by 59 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to raise money for: The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, The British Heart Foundation and Mind by swimming 2.5miles from Nevis to St Kitts.

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Thank you for visiting my page. I am going to swim ’The Narrows’- an organised channel swim between the islands of St Kitts and Nevis - on Sunday March 31st 2019 in memory of my mum and in order to raise money for the life saving work carried out daily by the Yorkshire air ambulance staff, British Heat Foundation researchers and Mind.

These are causes very close to my heart. It costs the air ambulance service £12,000 a day to operate their two aircraft, which cover the entire Yorkshire region. There are currently 7million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases which are also responsible for 1/4 of all deaths in the UK. Every penny raised on this page will go directly to these two charities and Mind. I have self funded the travel, accomodation and entry fee for my race and will be taking part during the school Easter break.

On December 15th 2018, my Dad found my mum un-responsive at home. The effort and care of the NHS paramedics and Yorkshire Air Ambulance doctors was outstanding but unfortunately there was nothing more that they could do to save her life. Due to the shock of the events, my dad then suffered a heart attack and was rushed away by the same team of professionals for an emergency procedure at the Leeds General Infimary. He spent the next 9 days, over the busy Christmas period, recovering on the coronory care ward at Pinderfields hospital In Wakefield.

I am determined to give back, to help support the medical professionals who have helped me and my family over the Christmas period and to complete the personal challenge of the swim in memory.

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    • Mark & Hannah Hughes

      Mark & Hannah Hughes

      Jan 20, 2019

      What a fantastic thing you are doing, Courtenay. Good luck, you'll smash it! X


    • Sophie Masters

      Sophie Masters

      Jan 19, 2019

      Absolutely amazing what you’re doing for your mum Courtenay. We’re So proud of you ❤️😘P.S be careful of the sharks 🦈


    • Rachel Turner

      Rachel Turner

      Jan 19, 2019

      Good luck Courtenay! What a wonderful thing you are doing to raise so much money. Love Rach and Zack xx


    • Vic xx

      Vic xx

      Jan 19, 2019

      Good luck!


    • Tracy Mitchell

      Tracy Mitchell

      Jan 19, 2019

      Good luck. Thinking of you all. Xx


    • Jessica Rushton

      Jessica Rushton

      Jan 19, 2019

      Good luck mate! You’ll smash it xx


    • Charlotte Edwards

      Charlotte Edwards

      Jan 19, 2019

      Sorry for not being able to make it up to Wakefield on Tuesday, you were all in my thoughts. This is an incredible challenge for an amazing charity. Good luck!Mike, Charlotte, Jonny & Matt xxxx


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