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Swimming the Serpentine on behalf of YRP
Swimming the Serpentine on behalf of YRPPosted on: 15 September 2017 in
On 16th September, Jon, Matt and Caroline are taking part in Swim Serpentine in London. They will be swimming for one mile in the open water of the Thames on behalf of York Road Project.
I am swimming in aid of The York Road Project, a charity who support homeless people in and around the Woking area. I worked closely with these guys when running The Bridge Project, I have seen first hand the amazing work they do, transforming lives and giving people a chance who would otherwise be left at the bottom of the pile!! Any donations would be gratefully received and all will go towards helping The YRP continue with their essential front line work.
I am a 45 year old mother of 5 boys, the youngest being 4 and have been with my husband for 26 years (married 19 years). I grew up in new haw and at 15 left fullbrook school (where I knew Jon) and went straight into accountancy. Over the years I have worked in this field and for financial advisors. Between 2001-2009 I suffered serious difficulty walking due to hip pain and a twisted pelvis and In 2010 I underwent a second operation and had a hip replacement on my right side. With the other to be done in the future. I have attended charity walks and raised money for Sam Beare over the last couple of years and decided to take it one step further. I first learnt to swim when I was very young and got to life saving when I was a teenager but apart from holidays I haven't swam since then. So this is definitely a challenge.
We thank all three intrepid swimmers and wish them good luck!