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Romey's Tri-Continental Challenge Swim-Trek-Bike, Three Nations Swim, Loch Ness Relay and Nevis St Kitts Race. 2017 Gulf of Corryvreckan crosssing. 2018 Outer Hebrides. All for ASPIRE - Supporting people with Spinal cord injury

Fundraising for Aspire

204 %
raised of £10,000 target
by 97 supporters
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We support people with Spinal Cord Injury to help them live full, independent lives

Charity Registration No. 1075317


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I have survived 2 car crashes (1982 and 2000) and more recently a nasty knock off my bicycle (not to mention the rollerskate accident at the age of 9 - head on collision with a concrete wall !).

I have been lucky and walked away each time. Not so with everybody.

I am all about healthy living and aim to live by example. I live a very active life and promote natural health as a career. I am a regular swimmer, have completed four triathlons and a 5 km swim from Gozo to Malta (for ASPIRE with SWIMTREK). ASPIRE is the Charity that supports people with spinal cord injuries.

I now feel ready to take on an even bigger challenge. Maddness did I hear you say ?

This, together with my history of accidents, is the reason for raising money for Aspire. I have created my own 'Tri-Continental Challenge'. Which comprises a Relay Channel Swim - Himalayan Trek to Everest Base Camp - Bike across Cuba .

Please look up ASPIRE.ORG.UK for more details of this charity

The 'ROMEY's Tri-Continenetal CHALLENGE' will take place between Summer 2011 and Spring 2012. My aim is to raise £10,000.

Leg 1 - Relay Swim English Channel - August 2011

Leg 2 - Himalayian Trek, Everest Base Camp - November 2111

Leg 3 - Cycle across Cuba - March 2012

Lake District Swim (group) - Buttermere and Crummock Water Sept 2012

Three Nations Swim - Porth Dinllaen (solo swim) Sept 2013, Isles of Scilly (group) August 2014, Loch Ness (relay) August 2015 (14 hours 22mins)

Then a warm swim for a change! But this time a race - which is a first for me. St Kitts to Nevis - 5km, March 2016.

Back to chilly waters again in 2017 and 2018 for the Inner and Outer Hebrides respectively - stunningly beautiful but extremely challenging water conditions, particularly the jelly fish and the swell 

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  • Taking the plunge
  • remembering to breath
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