75 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 65 supporters
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Jane McCormick

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

Fundraising for Headway - the brain injury association

75 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 65 supporters
  • Event: Manhattan Island Marathon swim

Headway - the brain injury association

We provide UK-wide support and information to improve life after brain injury

Charity Registration No. 1025852


**** UPDATE****

Ouch!!.... I'm pretty sore but did it in 8 hours 24 mins.... it was very dirty at some parts and quite cold but some amazing scenery!!

Did get taken to hospital afterwards but that's part of the fun!!....... Thank you everyone who supported me and sponsored me... and andyone who still wants to still can.... There were some tough patches and the support from everyone got me over that!!

Thanks again,

Jane :o) xx

Hi Everyone,

As some of you might know, in April 2003, my younger brother, Sean was the victim of an unprovoked attack. His attackers (a father and son) rendered him unconcious and then stamped on his head.

As a result, he was left severely brain damaged and the last six years have been a relentless run of endless brain surgery and hospital internments. He remains in hospital to this day.

On the 6th of June 2009 I will be competing in the 28.5 mile Manhattan Island marathon swim  - a swim around Manhattan Island, New York  to raise funds and awareness for Headway, the brain injury charity that supported my brother and others like him whose lives have been altered drastically by brain injuries. They also give much needed support to the family to come to terms with the tragic consequences of brain injury.

I appreciate all the support and help that I recieved for my swims so far and thank anyone who wishes to donate to the appeal,

Thank you again,



  • Manhattan Island marathon Swim - 28.5m