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£1,000raised of £1,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,000 to motivate Ziggy to swim Windermere, 10.5 miles so that Graham can fulfil his goal of completing his 1st Triathlon following an amputation

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    Paignton, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 25th September 2017

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    I'm Swimming 10.5 miles in Lake Windermere August 15th, to raise money for Graham Edwards to buy a road bike, he had to have his leg amputated earlier this year & is planning to do his FIRST ever Triathlon in September!

    Graham's life began with a Big Bang in 1978. He was born with a birth defect called 'congenital talipes' more commonly known as 'club foot'. Graham's birth mother couldn't cope with such a tiny baby being so disabled sadly she made the difficult decision to put him up for adoption. Before his first birthday he had corrective surgery on both feet to try & straighten them, Graham was living in a children's home in the centre of Birmingham at that time. At 18 months old a beautiful, caring, loving couple decided to foster him, they had two children of their own & fostered other children too. At the age of 5 they decided to adopt him as no other families wanted such a disabled young child in the 80's. His new family taught him that instead of allowing his disability to control him, he could master it, Graham could in fact harness his disability & throughout life he has always ran harder & faster than most, yes he has fallen many times, has had many operations & faced many, many difficulties due to his 'club foot' but he always got back up & carried on with his life with a passion, always moving forward & never allowing his disability to dictate what he did.
    Skipping forward to 2017 after many battles with professionals, Graham had put into practice a huge life style change & was in the best shape possible, he got his surgical team to agree to him having his right leg amputated below the knee, as years of surgery had gone as far as it could.
    On February the 6th Graham started a new chapter in his life, following the surgery, physiotherapy & recovery went well.
    Graham has a new goal - to complete a Triathlon, a road bike would enable this quest as it needs to be light, he is learning to swim & run.
    Please support Graham by sponsoring me!

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    • Selene Corvin3 months ago
      Selene Corvin

      Selene Corvin

      3 months ago

      I DID IT! YAY! Thank you for so many amazing Sponsors, So many anonymous too, THANK YOU to you too, I don't know who you are! :)

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    • Selene Corvin4 months ago
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      4 months ago

      Mini Me..... Final week of Training.... !!!!

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    • Selene Corvin4 months ago
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      Selene Corvin

      4 months ago

      £680.00 - WOW.... This is AWESOME People! Thank you so much, 10 days to go.... apparently, all I have to do it 'Just Keep Swimming' & have my very own 'Squishy'! :)

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    58

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 25, 2017

      2 amazing people. I can't even swim 10 meters, never mind 10 miles.To do a triathlon with half a leg missing - unreal!

      £30.00

    • john english

      john english

      Sep 15, 2017

      What an awesome achievement and such a worthy cause - so close to the target aswell. Congrads Ziggy :)

      £30.00

    • Ben Rollins

      Ben Rollins

      Aug 24, 2017

      Congratulations you crazy chick! Love Sarah and Ben xo

      £20.00

    • Jan Howe

      Jan Howe

      Aug 23, 2017

      Well done Ziggy!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 18, 2017

    • Angelina Colvin

      Angelina Colvin

      Aug 16, 2017

      You star, well done x

    • Sarah Smith

      Sarah Smith

      Aug 14, 2017

      Go ziggy go ziggy!! Love sarah xx

      £10.00

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    Selene Corvin

    Selene Corvin

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    Paignton, United Kingdom

    I learnt to swim the Front Crawl in the summer of 2015; with encouragement from my swim coach Pete Wilby I signed up & completed a 5K pool swim for Comic Relief in March 2016. In September 2016 I completed the iconic 10K River Dart Swim for the charity 'Level Water'.

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