My cousin, Hilary Hebdon, is swimming the Aspire Channel Swim to raise funds for ‘Aspire‘, the amazing charity which supports people with spinal cord injuries to help them live a full and independent life.
Every eight hours, someone in the UK is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. It can happen to anyone at any time. Without warning, someone’s life changes completely. Aspire exists to provide essential support, equipment, and advice to people with spinal cord injuries in the UK and Ireland.
Hilary’s story – “I’m taking on the Aspire Channel Swim 2017, swimming the distance of the Channel over 12 weeks to raise money for Aspire. Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and Aspire provides the essential equipment, advice, housing and grants that spinal cord injured people need to live their lives independently. This is a big challenge, but the more I raise, the more of a difference I’ll make, so please be generous!”
To donate simply head over to this link on the Just Giving website. If you feel you can also take on the challenge to swim the distance of the English Channel (22 miles) in your local pool over 12 weeks and help raise money for Aspire. Join the challenge on your own, in a team, or with your class or colleagues and take on the 22 miles in your local pool, in your own time – or even in your lunch time! then head over to www.aspirechannelswim.co.uk to find out more about the 2017 challenge and to sign up.
Date: 11th September to 4th December