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  • Team members: Aid!
  • Event: Aspire Channel Swim 2010, 05 Dec 2010

Aspire

We support people with Spinal Cord Injury to help them live full, independent lives

Charity Registration No. 1075317

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As many of you know, I have recently started swimming and the gym to loose my many stones of extra weight. Yes, I was the one who ate all the pork pies!

Anyway I have taken to swimming and I am confident that I can complete the Aspire "Swim with Dave" challenge. This means over 12 weeks I need to swim 22 miles in my local pool.

From September 13th to 5th December.
In my local pool, 1mile = 50 lengths! Sounds a long, long way now!

*Edit*
On 13th September  I swam 76 lengths, that's 1.5 miles so far!
On 15th September  I swam 74 lengths, that's 3 miles so far!
On 20th September  I swam 76 lengths, that's 4.6 miles so far!
On 22nd September  I swam 76 lengths, that's 6.2 miles so far!
On 27th September  I swam 80 lengths, that's 7.9 miles so far!
On 29th September  I swam 70 lengths, that's 9.3 miles so far!
Had to have a 1 week break with work but came back to a great swim on 11th October with a 80 lengths bringing my total to 11 miles so far. I'm now half way! Yippee!
On 13th October I swam 80 lengths, that's 12.6 miles so far!
On 18th October I swam 82 lengths, that's 14.3 miles so far!
On 20th October I swam 82 lengths, that's 16 miles so far!
On 25th October I swam 82 lengths, that's 17.7 miles so far!
On 27th October I swam 80 lengths, that's 19.4 miles so far!
On 1st November I swam 86 lengths, that's 21.1 miles so far
On 3rd November I swam 80 lengths, that's 22.8 miles!! So thats it, I have swam the length of the channel!!
I'm so pleased with this, its amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it! Please continue sponsoring me as I can accept donations right until the official end of this event on 5th December.

For my progress chart please visit here:
http://www.onesmartdesign.co.uk/aspirechannelswim.php

You can find more information on the whole event and how the money benefits those with Spinal injuries here:

The Aspire Website

Please dig deep!

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So please dig deep and donate now.

Many, many thanks for all your donations :)

Best Wishes,

Aid

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  • Please support me, its a great cause!
  • Progress 1st Nov another 86 lengths!
  • Progress 27th Oct another 80 lengths! +8

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