This year we have a number of swimmers taking on Long Distance challenges to raise money for charities, we will be featuring their stories over the next few weeks. If you are undertaking a challenge this year please let us know by e-mailing us at email@example.com. This week we are featuring Scott's Story.
A year ago (25th June 2016), my son Ross had a seizure in the middle of the night, as I’m sure you can imagine this was a shock to our family. As part of the investigation into what caused the seizure, he was sent for a brain scan – you can only imagine our disbelief when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
A year on and a number of scans & consultations later, Ross has made the incredibly brave decision to go for an operation to get the tumour removed – all being well, this will be done in September. All things considered, Ross is doing really well and his Epilepsy is under control.
On the 12th August 2017 I’ll be swimming the length of Loch Lomond (22 miles/36kms) in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. I am hoping that we can raise a decent amount of money to support the work that the Brain Tumour Charity does, so that they can carry on their research.
The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK's largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. It is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity.
The swim camp will be based in the Alicante area with an exciting range of coves and coastlines to explore over the course of a week.
This trip is a great opportunity to swim with like minded individuals while exploring new waters and coastlines. There will be a new swim location each day with swim support provided. This trip is suited for swimmers who can comfortably swim at least 5km in one swim and who have a good understanding of open water swimming.