David Perry

David's fundraiser for Mountbatten Hampshire

Fundraising for Mountbatten Hampshire
raised of £1,500 target
by 48 supporters
Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, 20 August 2023
We provide expert care and support to people affected by life-limiting illness


Well done and thank you, we made it.Thank you all for the fantastic response to the fundraising appeal. These wonderful nurses deserve every help we can offer.

When my mum was dying of cancer, at home, in the early hours of Christmas Day 2022, the only help came from the nurses of Mountbatten.

You can imagine the relief when they arrived to take over. They gave her pain relief, took control and stayed until the end.

So we are driving to Istanbul, Turkey, to take part in the annual Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race to raise money for this wonderful independent cancer hospice.

Along the way I am training in local pools and lakes to keep up swimming fitness. Since the start of the year I have been swimming up to 5 times a week, 6,000m the furthest in one session.

The race itself is 6.5k, though there is a rumour of tide assistance from the Black Sea, if you can find the "cold current" flowing towards the Mediterranean. I have never raced that far without a wetsuit so I hope I can navigate across. If not, the lifeguards scoop you out at the 2 hour time limit

When you donate, all of your gift will be used to fund:

-24/7 care and support for people at home or in the inpatient unit.

-bereavement support for anyone who needs it.

-rehabilitation & enablement services to help those with life-limiting conditions live as well as they can.

-specialist medical equipment.

About the charity

Mountbatten Hampshire is your local hospice if you live in Southampton or large parts of Hampshire. We are an independent charity providing 24/7 free care and support to people with any life-limiting illness and their loved ones. We also provide free bereavement support to anyone who needs it.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £388.75 Gift Aid
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