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Weʼre raising £5,000 to give to the children's cancer ward at adenbrookes hospital and also to the hearing dogs for the death foundation.

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The children's cancer ward at adenbrookes hospital and hearing dogs for the deaf both meant alot my grandad who I lost to cancer this year. He raised alot of money for many charities in his life and I want to continue his work. So I have decided I am going to swim 10km open water in buttermere lake in September. After a bad experience in cold water a few years ago one boxing day this is a huge fear of mine which is why I thought it would be the perfect challenge. Training has begun and I shall post some footage every now and then of my progression. As the water will be very cold and choppy I am hoping to complete the swim in 5-6 hours. Please support me as much as you can. The more we can get to help these people's quality of life will certainly give me extra push I will need. Thank you
Joe

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  • Joe Cheetham2 months ago
    Joe Cheetham

    Joe Cheetham

    2 months ago

    Yesterday I set a goal of swimming 4km today, which is 5 laps of my training lake. I later found out a guy yesterday went into hypothermic shock and had a heart attack swimming. I had just about got control of my fear of the cold water and then boom it throws a left hook. I don't know if the guy is ok, hope he made it through. Cold water seems to be a dangerous beast no one will ever truly tame. I'm still going for it today but I'm bricking it. Thanks every one who has supported me so far!

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  • Joe Cheetham2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    This week has been a great week for me with my progression for this event. Through the start of May I really questioned if I had underestimated the distance I have entered for and not left my self enough time prepare... I can now say confidently I know I'm going to smash this. Not only am I going to complete this Swim,.. I'm going to do it in a respectable time and hopefully beat some other experience athletes in this sport. Today I swam 3.3km in about an hour and a half. That's one third of the total distance I must swim in the day.

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  • Maxine Knott

    Maxine Knott

    Jun 10, 2018

    £20.00

  • Heidi Bailey

    Heidi Bailey

    Jun 7, 2018

    Good luck lovely joe. Very prpud of you just as, i am sure, your grandfather would be x

    £50.00

  • Rachael Adams

    Rachael Adams

    May 3, 2018

    Good luck Joe!!!!!

    £10.00

  • Jacob Aria

    Jacob Aria

    Apr 28, 2018

    Good work brother x

    £50.00

  • Travis Speake

    Travis Speake

    Apr 22, 2018

    £30.00

  • Patricia Clifford

    Patricia Clifford

    Apr 16, 2018

    Really brave of you Joe as I know what that Boxing Day swim was like for you. Well done xx

    £10.00

  • Sarah Marshall

    Sarah Marshall

    Apr 14, 2018

    Good luck with this challenge Joe - 10k swim is a flipping long way!!!

    £20.00

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