Hi, thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My name's Jackie and I'll be attempting to swim the channel this year in aid of the Huntington's Disease Association, an organisation which offers support to sufferers and their families, as well as promoting research of this little-known, incurable disease.

I have experienced the effects that this disease can have through my extended, yet close, family.

The money I hope to raise by swimming the channel will go towards research into Huntington's Disease - an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. There is no cure at present. More information can be found through the following link

To prepare for this feat, I have trained for five years - taken part in two channel relay swims, a solo swim of the length of lake Windermere - and undergone two operations to repair the rotator cuffs on both shoulders! At 56 years old, I am hoping to be one of the few old dears to have completed the task!

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Raising money for

Huntington's Disease Association

Huntington's Disease Association

Charity Registration No. 296453

HDA exists to support anyone who is affected by Huntington's disease. It pursues the best possible care; provides training & advice to families and professionals; raises awareness; and promotes research towards better treatment and ultimately a cure.

Raising money for

Run by Huntington's Disease Association

Charity Registration No. 296453

Donations 264

you are very brave and I admire you- -good luck Joanne

Donation by Joanne on 09/12/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

After doing some swim events for charity myself, I thought i'd see how far the channel distance was and came across your story...had a wee cry - I know how hard it is! Well done!!!xxx

Donation by Sandra Jackson on 12/07/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

hey i am interested in your story, i am a student at staffordshire university. i am looking to make a documentary about raising money and your story behind it. please contact me via

Donation by Timothy Williams on 05/03/14


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Sorry this is late! Just read about your fantastic achievement. We have the threat of HD in our lives and its great to know we are not alone

Donation by Michael Gregory on 30/05/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Jackie Love Kim, Jim and Emma

Donation by Kim Holborn on 20/11/10


To a cousin in a million. Well done Jackie. You were fantastic.Dad sends his congrats too. Love June

Donation by June on 06/10/10


Jackie. Well done you!! I am so proud I am telling everyone That's my friend Jackie. Love always, Julie ( H )

Donation by Julie Wakefield on 30/09/10


Congratulations on your great effort. Inspirational. And thank you so much for supporting the HDA. Sadly HD is in my family.

Donation by Sandra Abbott on 29/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Congratulations Jackie and good luck with the Alcatraz sim

Donation by Ron Pearson on 17/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Jackie and good luck with your Alcatraz swim

Donation by Patrick Duff Opticians on 10/09/10


Well done.

Donation by margaret coupland on 09/09/10

Donation by Samantha Long on 07/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

well done

Donation by Richard Naylor on 01/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done on your spectacular achievement for such a worthwhile cause

Donation by A well-wisher on 31/08/10


An Olympian feat Jackie and it's not even 2012! We are all so proud of your sheer grit and determination .A heartfelt thank you - the Hughes family

Donation by Maria Hughes on 31/08/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done Jackie. Love Nonnie

Donation by Ingrid Phillips on 30/08/10


Payment for interview with Chat Magazine passed on to charity

Donation by Jackie Cobell on 30/08/10


Dear Jackie, I watched you all the way but I still can't believe you did it. Your strength knows no bounds, I am & always will be so proud of you.

Donation by Proud husband Dave on 21/08/10



Donation by Brian Williams on 18/08/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Jackie!!! A real inspiration!!!!

Donation by Janice Crispin (SAGE) on 17/08/10


Well done Jackie, a great achievement, we enjoyed chatting with you on Sunday at the Dover Regatta - good luck with Alcatraz - Christine, Bob & Mac

Donation by Christine Button on 16/08/10

Met you on Dover beach today, you are amazing! We are trying to teach perseverance in our school - I will use you as an example! Well done.

Donation by Karen Betts on 15/08/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Dear Jackie, On behalf of Warren and I congratulations and well done on your achievement.

Donation by Maureen Desanges on 13/08/10


Jackie, Well done, we are all very proud of you. With love from Aunt Rose and all the family.

Donation by Aunt Rose on 13/08/10


Jackie, You're amazing, how you did it I'll never know. So proud of you, well done!! Love Pauline xxx

Donation by PAULINE BEVAN on 13/08/10


+ £84.62 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£8,594.94
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,594.94
  • Gift Aid£1,859.61

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