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Frances Lloyd

Frances's Swim22 page

swimming 22 miles for Diabetes UK because I am Diabetic and it will be a challenge

191 %
raised of £400 target
by 32 supporters
  • Team members: Judith
  • Event: Swim22, 22 Feb 2014 to 22 May 2014

Diabetes UK

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

Charity Registration No. 215199


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Judith and I swim together twice a week although we both swim at other times too.  Our challenge, to raise money for Diabetes UK, is to swim 22 miles (the equivalent of the English Channel) but in the comfort of an indoor pool and within a 12 week period.  

Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.  I've been Diabetic 46 years and manage the condition well. My diabetes is treated with insulin; injected daily, originally with a glass syringe and a re-usable needle.  I am now connected to an insulin pump 24/7 and my diabetic control is a whole lot easier to manage. The pump is waterproof, so I can just jump in the swimming pool wearing it and get on with life.

Your donations will help provide care events and education for young newly diagnosed Diabetics, pioneering research and support for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes.

Judith and I (The Gossip Girls) are getting our goggles on and swimming at Handy Cross Sports Centre, High Wycombe. Our challenge starts on 22 February and we are both looking to complete our 1416 lengths within 12 weeks.  Thank you for your donation - we'll swim, swim, swim!  



  • Please sponsor me - I'm swimming miles
  • swim gear ready; goggles, hat, cosi, lap counter and my pump goes too!
  • Ok - let's get going +5