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Yasemin Keskin

The Swim

Fundraising for THHN

152 %
raised of £500 target
by 15 supporters


We give families memories to treasure for forever

Charity Registration No. 1146245


Thanks so much for looking at my page.

I very much wish to do more to help the heartwarming THHN and so in order to hopefully achieve my fundraising target I have decided to do a challenge of my own design.

My challenge is to attempt to swim 5000 metres as close to non-stop as I possibly can. That's just over 3 miles.... on Sunday 25th March 2018.

This is very daunting for me, but if it can help raise money for THHN I am very willing to do it.

Originally my challenge was set as a sea swim but I faced many difficulties with the weather last year and with so many kind people concerned for my safety I thought I'd best make it pool based.

So my swim will be taking place within the wonderful Swim Torquay Pool in Plainmoor, next to Torquay United Football Ground.

Any pauses in my swimming will be for quick bathroom breaks and much needed quick food and water.

My challenge will also have to be completed within a time limit, due to the pool being so busy, so I will have to keep my eye on the clock too and make sure I do it in the time reserved for me.

I have been training for this challenge for just over a year, as I've had to be very patient with building my swim strength due to a very uncomfortable shoulder issue I've had since my 20s, and will be doing my swim mainly by breaststroke because of this.

If you can help me reach my target (even if you can give only a pound - every pound counts) that would mean so much to Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN) and to me, as it will help the charity to help even more families who have a child or parent with a serious illness or those suffering the loss of a child or parent.

Thanks for reading x

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