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    Weʼve raised £1,000 to help The Warriner School in Bloxham educate and inspire their students for life after school.

    Location
    Bloxham, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 19th October 2017

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    For the last 12 months I've been working with Nigel Smith, careers lead and the team at The Warriner School as their Enterprise Advisor to help the school prepare their students for careers and life after school.

    I've been amazed at what Nigel and the team achieve on a very tight budget and this budget is getting tighter due to reduced funding for all schools over the coming years.

    In September of this year I'm planning to swim lake Coniston, end to end, a distance of just under 10km in refreshing water of 14oC. This will be a real personal challenge as two years ago I struggled to even swim 25m in our local pool. I'm looking for generous sponsorship of my swim to raise money to help Nigel and the team at The Warriner School invest in even more inspiring and enriching events for the students at The Warriner School.

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    • John O'Brien6 months ago
      John O'Brien

      John O'Brien

      6 months ago

      See below for entry and here's the exit, with my legs just about working!

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    • John O'Brien6 months ago
      John O'Brien

      John O'Brien

      6 months ago

      A big thank you to everyone who sponsored me for my 51/4 mile swim end to end in Lake Coniston, Lake District to help support inspiring and preparing today’s youth, for tomorrow’s world of work, at the Warriner School in Bloxham. I safely completed the swim on Saturday in 3 hours 20 mins and here’s the photographic proof that I did indeed enter and exit the lake as part of the “pink” wave. Once again thank you and I promise not to seek sponsorship for anything for a couple of years, at least, I’m far too knackered! Tnx.

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    50

    • P Davies

      P Davies

      Sep 20, 2017

      Well done John

      £30.00

    • Martin Gibson

      Martin Gibson

      Sep 15, 2017

      Well done John.

      £10.00

    • Keith Lawrence

      Keith Lawrence

      Sep 14, 2017

      Well done John, great effort!

      £20.00

    • E Arney

      E Arney

      Sep 14, 2017

      John, great effort on the swim. The lengths you will go to support a very worthy cause is to be celebrated! All the best, Earle and all at Arney Fender Katsalidis.

    • Neil Skinner

      Neil Skinner

      Sep 14, 2017

      You survived!!!!! ;-) Well done mate.

      £20.00

    • Juliet & Andy Morris

      Juliet & Andy Morris

      Sep 13, 2017

      Well done John - definitely not my idea of fun!

      £10.00

    • Anne O'Brien

      Anne O'Brien

      Sep 11, 2017

      Well done my sweet. Awesome performance and much to be proud of (even if you do look a bit wobbly!). xx.

      £50.00

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    John O'Brien

    John O'Brien

    Bloxham, United Kingdom

    John has lived and worked in the area surrounding Bloxham for the last 15 years. He is the founder and managing director of LCMB, a building performance consultancy, based in Bloxham. He is married to Anne and has two daughters Lois and Nikita who go to school locally.

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