Julia Maguire

Julia's Windermere end to end swim

Fundraising for The Pain Relief Foundation
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We fund medical research into chronic pain to relieve chronic and cancer pain


On Friday 17 September I am attempting to swim the full length of Lake Windermere, 10.5 miles.  If successful, I estimate this will take me about 7 hours.  The temperature will be 16-18c, which is normally wetsuit territory.  I am a wetsuit-hater and I'm acclimatised from swimming two Channel relays this year so will be doing it without.

I am fundraising for a charity which funds research into chronic pain, The Pain Relief Foundation.  As many of you know, my lower back is held together with bits of titanium following a rowing injury in 2008, and I live with continuous chronic pain.  A 7 hour swim won't do me any damage (I promise), but it's fair to say that it might turn out to be more pain than I can swim through.  Hopefully not, let's find out!  My longest swim up to now has been 4.5 hours.  Give me an incentive to keep swimming by donating to chronic pain research, pretty please. 

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About the charity

The Charity researches the causes of human chronic pain affecting one in seven of the population. Through research it seeks to find new methods of treating patients with chronic pain and end their suffering. The charity trains doctors so they have the latest treatments available - CHRONIC PAIN DOES NOT KILL - IT OFFERS A LIFE-TIME OF AGONY!

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