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Kate Barker

Kate's Channel Swim Relay

Fundraising for Aspire

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Aspire

We support people with Spinal Cord Injury to help them live full, independent lives

Charity Registration No. 1075317

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In August I'll be swimming across the English Channel to France in a relay team of six swimmers.  It's 21 miles as the crow flies but likely to be longer than that due to having to battle with the currents and tides.  The main thing I'm worried about is the cold - it will probably be around 16 degrees, which is pretty cold without a wetsuit (only swimming costumes are allowed...).  And no, there will be no goose fat!  The ferries and tankers are also something of a concern, as is the fact that it's possible we may have to swim in the dark...

I'm raising money for Aspire, a fantastic charity which supports people with spinal cord injuries (details below).  Any sponsorship, no matter how small, would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks so much

Kate

Spinal Cord Injury has a devastating effect on the 1,200 people who become paralysed each year.

The individual affected will lose muscle and sensory control and the vast majority become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives. Historically, the majority of spinal cord injuries have been sustained by those aged 15 to 40, with men outnumbering women, although increasingly it is affecting older people too.

Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.

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