Kirsten Mckenzie

Kirsten's Scary Serpentine Swim

Fundraising for Turn2us
raised of £300 target
by 24 supporters
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Event: Swim Serpentine 2016, from 24 September 2016 to 25 September 2016
Participants: Mickey Forster

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For anyone that knows me swimming a mile in open water could end up in calling for the lifeboats!  So it was with some trepidation I agreed (was bullied) into signing up for this 1 mile open water swim.

Four weeks ago I started training for this event which is getting frighteningly close.  My training consists of seeing a personal trainer 5x per week and training in an outdoor pool 2x per week.  In the next week I plan to start training in the Serpentine itself.

I have to be able to complete the mile in under an hour, no easy feat!

So what does a mile of swimming look like?  Your everyday pool is 25 metres per length so to swim one mile you would need to do 64 lengths.  Add to that that this swim will be in open water, with no sides to hold on to for a rest (arghhh) = lots of training required.

I really need your support to raise these funds for the charity Turn2us.

Turn2us supports people in financial hardship to access welfare benefits and grants.  Anyone can find themselves in financial difficulty all it takes is a change in circumstance to make someone's life really difficult.  

Shockingly, and I couldn’t quite believe it the first time I heard this….
the government statistics available show that £16.6 billion - yes that
is BILLION... in benefits and tax credits go unclaimed each year while £331.9 million is available to individuals in the form of grants from
charitable funds.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting regular updates of how the training is going.  It would be great to have your support.

You can read more about Turn2us at this link 

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Turn2us is a national charity that provides practical information and support to people facing financial shocks. We work with those who have experienced not having enough money to live on to develop practical information and support that helps people cope with life-changing events.

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