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Stephen Healey

Stephen's The Loch Ness Relay Swim page

Is swimming the length of Loch Ness with friends for The Lewy Body Society because So little is known about this condition.

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  • Team members: Our team consists of myself Steve Healey, my brother in law John Short and two colleagues who work along side me Paul Hutchinson and Mark Dale. We have all been swimming in open water events before so we are up for this challenge.
  • Event: The Loch Ness Relay Swim, 26 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2018

The Lewy Body Society

We fund research and raise awareness to shine a light on Lewy body dementia

Charity Registration No. 1114579

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We  as work friends saw at first hand the effects, this debilitating condition had on one of our work colleagues who had cared for and looked after his father until his father passed away recently from a type of Alzheimer's disease called Lewy Body Syndrome . This condition is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer's and is especially prevalent in people over the age of 65.  There is no known cure or treatment available for patients with this type of dementia.  So it was particularly easy for all four of us to sign up for this event to support our colleague and try and raise much needed funds for this worthy cause.

 We regularly participate in open water swimming, so for us it was a great incentive to use this event in order to raise much needed funding that we know, will go to help research the causes and treatments for this debilitating condition. 

The swim which will be done in relay is scheduled to take place on August 26th  2018 and will hopefully be completed in 13 hours involves swimming the length of Loch Ness . Not only is Loch Ness 23 Miles in length but the temperature of the water very rarely varies from between 5c -11c  

Thank you for taking the time to read our story and importantly thank you so much for your donations. Hopefully we will update this page to keep everyone  aware of how our training is  progressing. Thanks Again. 

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