I'm taking on the Aspire Channel Swim 2018, swimming the distance of the Channel over 12 weeks to raise money for Aspire. Last year a young woman I had taught, who is beautiful, intelligent and vivacious had a spinal stroke and is paralysed from the arm pits down. Aspire gave her, and her family a considerable amount of support and advice. She is now living independently.
Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and Aspire provides the essential equipment, advice, housing and grants that spinal cord injured people need to live their lives independently. This is a big challenge, but the more I raise, the more of a difference I'll make, so please be generous!