Iain Armstrong

Going the extra mile for everyone with PH

Fundraising for Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK
raised of £1,600 target
by 69 supporters
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Event: Swim Serpentine 2022, on 17 September 2022
We provide support & information to help people live better lives with PH


**Sadly the official Swim Serpentine event was cancelled due to preparations for the State Funeral of HM The Queen. Instead, I will be completing a mile at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre  on PH Day UK, Friday 4th November**

During the pandemic a lot of people in the PH community have gone the extra mile for each other, and inspired by them, I want to do the same. 

I'll be swimming one mile (1600 metres) around the Serpentine Lake in London's Hyde Park, which is the same lake that the 2012 Olympic triathletes competed in. This will be very different from the warm indoor pools of Sheffield that I am used to!

I'm aiming to raise £1 for every metre I swim, and by 'going the extra mile' I hope to celebrate the kindness of others and maybe even inspire some people along the way. 

As a Nurse Consultant in PH I have seen the difference physical activity (within individual imitations) can make to patients, and this is something I have experienced personally over the last year or so too.  

I've overhauled my lifestyle, losing almost 30kg, and swimming has become a big part of my routine. Whether you can move for a mile or a metre, getting active could help you too. 

I will be thinking of people with PH with every stroke of this open water swim. If you can spare £1 to sponsor a metre of my challenge and support the PH community, your kindness will be appreciated by us all.  

About PH and the PHA UK:

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is rare, serious and misunderstood. It has a huge impact on people’s lives, and the PHA UK is dedicated to reducing that burden through support, advice, information and advocacy. They raise awareness and fund research to provide better treatments, with the hope of one day finding a cure for this devastating disease. The PHA UK receives no government funding, so every penny donated plays a vital role in helping them support people to live better lives with PH.

About the charity

We are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting those affected by the rare disease pulmonary hypertension. Our mission is to provide support and information, fund research and promote awareness to help people live better lives with PH.

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