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Stuart Meeson

Stuart Meeson's Fundraising Page

Fundraising for Aspire

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£411.00
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  • Event: The Aspire Channel Swim 2008, 15 Sep 2008

Aspire

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

Charity Registration No. 1075317

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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page.

The aim of the Aspire Channel Swim is to swim the distance of the English Channel (22 miles) in your local pool over a 12 week period and raise money for Aspire and people with spinal cord injuries.

So please sponsor me now if you can.

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 more 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 leisure time.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: ASPIRE gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Thank you again to all those who have sponsored me so far. I completed the last stage of my sponsored swim on 19th November 2008, but you can still sponsor me and support the work of Aspire using this website.

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  • Trying on the new Aspire swimming cap

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