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Alex Cook

Alex's Open Water Derwent Epic Lakes Swim page

A 500m Open Water Swim for Mind in West Cumbria because I want to raise money for Mind West Cumbria

26 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 17 supporters
  • Event: Derwent Epic Lakes Swim, 07 Jul 2019

Mind in West Cumbria

We are Mind the mental health charity to We will provide support and respect

Charity Registration No. 1123448


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As part of my ambitions for 2019, one goal was to overcome one of my  personal fears, that was of swimming in open water.
I decided to set up a blog at called the 100%'ers... where I and others if they so choose, can log their journey towards achieving their goals.

Anyone that knows anything about my website and the mission behind it, will know that I contribute to Mind - West Cumbria already through the sales of my t-shirts, where I donate a small percentage of the sales.
So it made sense, along with adding more impetuous, to raise money for Mind - West Cumbria, whilst undertaking this open water swim...
So currently I am in the pool (3-4 times a week) learning to swim with better technique whilst trying to improve my endurance. By March, I aim to take my first steps into open water and by July I aim to smash the 500m swim at derwent Water.

For the full story and progress, please go over to the 100%'ers... page at website.

Mental Health awareness is thankfully on the rise, but there is so much more we can do to recognise symptoms early and give the proper support and advice when and where it is needed. That is why I choose Mind over other, just as deserving charities.

Please take time to visit the website and if you feel that this is a worthy cause, then any sponsorship for this great charity and this nerve wracking event, would be greatly appreciated.