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Cressida Allwood

Cress & Claire: English Channel Challenge

Swimming the Channel in a relay team of 6 females for Diabetes UK because my best friend was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

56 %
£280.00
raised of £500 target
by 10 supporters
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Diabetes UK

We provide the vital support people need to ensure they don’t face diabetes alone.

Charity Registration No. 215199

Story

In May of 2014 my best friend was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (aged 48.) This was a huge shock - I had previously associated diabetes with people who exercised little or had unhealthy lifestyles that contributed to the problem (Type 2.) I had no idea of the realities of life for those with Type 1 - the daily injections, constant monitoring of bloods, attention to food quantities etc.

I decided to raise awareness and money. Organising a team of 6 to undertake such an event has been a challenge in itself and is ongoing. I don't have a background of swimming per se, so physically it takes me totally OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. 

One of my teammates, Claire Wilson (who is super speedy and technically in a different league - I'm in awe!) decided to join me in the fundrasing. Please help us to raise our target. 

Channel Swim: 21-22nd September 2015.

Thank you. Cress & Claire.

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