Bob Young Swim Challenge 2023

87% Raised
Nearing the end of my challenge - 5,836 lengths completed.
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I am raising funds for a local charity, The Wessex MS Therapy Centre in Warminster, Wiltshire. My wife Annie, was diagnosed with this condition some 15 years ago and continues to battle with it every day of her life.

This year I am taking part in a Swim Challenge organised by Wiltshire Council. My challenge is to swim the distance from our county town of Trowbridge all the way to London - that is 91 miles, or 5,858 lengths of my local swimming pool in Pewsey. I am 79 years old, so this is no mean feat- I can assure you! 
I am currently averaging about 61 lengths per session in the pool and always swim front crawl.
Whilst I am in the pool, Annie waits for me in the car!

The MS Therapy Centre provides invaluable support to those with MS and their families. It is hard to over emphasize the great work they do. So please give what you can to help.

The Therapy Centre provided some additional background on what they do.
Just to give you a bit of background about the Wessex MS Therapy Centre, we are a self-funded registered charity, providing therapies, information and practical and emotional support for people with multiple sclerosis and other conditions, such as Cancer, sports injuries, ME and chronic fatigue among many other conditions. We offer physical therapies in a comfortable and friendly environment to aid symptom management, promoting and enabling independence to improve well-being and quality of life. We want all our members to enjoy each visit to the centre where we provide long term, individual support. We offer physiotherapy, reflexology, oxygen therapy, counselling, massage therapy, nutritional advice, Pilates and yoga.

MS is a life changing condition which has an impact on both friends and family. We know there are many demands on everyone right now but please give whatever you can - it will really be much appreciated. 

Thank you!     

Kevin Jenkins
30 Nov, 2023

Inspirational effort, Bob.

Anonymous donor
28 Nov, 2023
Anonymous donor
28 Nov, 2023
Update from Bob

Big effort today with 87 lengths in the pool - best this year! Only 22 lengths remain to complete the challenge. Aiming to finish on Monday 4th December.

(Update posted on November 30, 2023 17:42)

Bob's fundraising page will be accepting donations for another 51 days.

Doug Young      Top Donor     
02 Nov, 2023


Bob's fundraising stats
Online donations: £765.00
Match funding: £0.00
Raised offline: £100.00
Gift Aid: £110.00
Total raised: £975.00
Bob is fundraising for Wessex MS Therapy Centre

Improving the quality of life for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis
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About Swim Challenge -Wiltshire Council 2023

Swim the distance from Trowbridge to London - 91 miles, 5,858 lengths of a 25 metre pool.

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