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Andrew Purkiss

A Dip, in a Dock, in London

Swimming for Harrison's Fund because We need to find a cure for Duchenne

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  • Event: Great London Swim 2014, 30 Aug 2014

Harrison's Fund

We raise as much money as possible to help researchers cure Duchenne MD

Charity Registration No. 1146662

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Those of you that know me well will know that this is a radical step for me.

I turned 55 in September and in October - for reasons too complex to go into here - went to see a group of nutters participating in an Ironman Triathlon in Callela in Spain.

I was, in 2012 asked if I'd like to take part in this triathlon and gave a monosyllabic, spherical, and predictable answer.

However seeing the aforementioned nutters do their stuff had a profound effect on me.

"Inspirational" probably isn't right word but it's close.

I got on the scales for the first time for years (Nasty shock, apparently Alison had not been shrinking my trousers in the wash as I had believed)

So I went back to the gym.

Junior daughter (as mad as the Iron people but in a different way) is doing 25 challenges in her 25th year and I challenged her to swim half a mile in 10 of London's outdoor pools through the year. 

You'll find her story here

http://alicemaypurkiss.co.uk/

She had also decided to do the Great London Swim.

You can now see how this came about can't you!!

I got my entry to the Great London Swim yesterday.

Why Harrison's Fund??

I met Alex through the Iron Nutters and was impressed with the cause I'm blessed with 2 healthy daughters and a healthy grandson so it seemed appropriate.

Your support will be much appreciated and any money I raise will go to an excellent cause.

I'll try to update this page regularly and I'll do my best to entertain.

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