Frances Lloyd

Frances's Swim22 page

Fundraising for Diabetes UK
£767
raised of £400 target
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Event: Swim22, from 22 February 2014 to 22 May 2014
Participants: Judith
Diabetes UK

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We are fighting to make a world where diabetes does no harm

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Judith and I swim together twice a week although we both swim at other times too.  Our challenge, to raise money for Diabetes UK, is to swim 22 miles (the equivalent of the English Channel) but in the comfort of an indoor pool and within a 12 week period.  

Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.  I've been Diabetic 46 years and manage the condition well. My diabetes is treated with insulin; injected daily, originally with a glass syringe and a re-usable needle.  I am now connected to an insulin pump 24/7 and my diabetic control is a whole lot easier to manage. The pump is waterproof, so I can just jump in the swimming pool wearing it and get on with life.

Your donations will help provide care events and education for young newly diagnosed Diabetics, pioneering research and support for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes.

Judith and I (The Gossip Girls) are getting our goggles on and swimming at Handy Cross Sports Centre, High Wycombe. Our challenge starts on 22 February and we are both looking to complete our 1416 lengths within 12 weeks.  Thank you for your donation - we'll swim, swim, swim!  

 

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Diabetes UK

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Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the UK's devastating and fastest growing health crisis, working to create a world where diabetes can do no harm. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together. Join us.

Donation summary

Total raised
£766.99
+ £121.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£501.99
Offline donations
£265.00

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