Sue Groom

Sue's 2019 Channel Swim

Fundraising for Aspire
£1,567
raised of £1,000 target
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Event: Aspire Channel Swim 2019, from 9 September 2019 to 2 March 2020
Aspire

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

Story

After undergoing a hip replacement earlier this year, I am undertaking a massive swimming challenge to help gain independence for people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.

Archdeacon

I am on track to swim the English Channel three times (that's 66 miles) in a series of shorter swims in the sea, lakes and at my local pool.

My personal history of chronic pain caused by CDH (Congenital Dislocation of the Hip) and a whole raft of operations to deal with that – culminating in a hip replacement in February this year – has given me a particular affinity for anyone struggling with pain and disability. 

So I am keen to raise funds for Aspire, the charity that, in its own words, “provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence.”

Please sponsor me!

About the charity

Aspire

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Every two hours someone in the UK is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. It can happen to anyone at any time and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help, supporting spinal cord injured people from injury to independence.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,567.00
+ £288.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,462.00
Offline donations
£105.00

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