julia raines

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Fundraising for British Heart Foundation
raised of £500 target
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Event: Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim, on 3 July 2021
British Heart Foundation

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We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.


Thanks for visiting my page. I'm raising money for the British Heart Foundation and I'd be so grateful for your support.

Sea swimming has been a huge challenge for me despite being
a competitive pool swimmer since childhood. An early cold-water shock
experience left me with some fears to overcome. 
I began to venture into the sea in 2015 and entered several sea race

During 2020 I abandoned my wetsuit to sea swim the whole
year in ‘skins’ (just a costume, hat and goggles).  The cold is the least of the worries with
jellyfish and seaweed being more of a concern to me!! Throughout the winter I
have continued to go in the sea in just a costume although conditions have
meant less swimming and more bobbing about! 
I stumbled across an advert for the 30th anniversary swim for
the Bournemouth pier to pier 1.4 mile
.  This seemed like the
perfect opportunity to enter and swim my first skins race with the further
challenge of it being away form the comfort of the Cornish coast and swim
companions I am used to. 

I am fortunate to have my health so the opportunity for the
personal challenge alongside the one to raise money for The British Heart Foundation was one I could not pass up. 

The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives. It's only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target. Thanks!

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British Heart Foundation

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Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That’s why the British Heart Foundation exists. By funding research, we can help find treatments and cures that could save lives. With your donations and the awe-inspiring science we fund, we make science fiction a reality, together.

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