...and the figures are in
December 21, 2016 at 3:45 PM
You may recall that in September I set myself a challenge to swim the distance of the English channel in 12 weeks. It was a hard slog but I managed to complete this in just 6 week over a total of 15.5 hours.
The final figures are now in and I am pleased to confirm that I raised a total of £569 (with gift aid £707) and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me.
The amount raised could buy SmartNav technology, allowing someone with high level spinal cord injury to use a computer without the use of their hands, and two sets of adjustable furniture raisers which ensure that beds and chairs are set at the correct level for someone with a spinal cord injury. Because of everyone who has taken part in the channel swim, Aspire are currently on track to raise over half a million pounds which will allow them to continue to do life changing work for people who have suffered serious injury.
About the author
Amy Smitheringale is a Solicitor with more than 20 years experience in civil litigation. Amy is the manager of the Complex Injury team which deals with serious and major injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injury, fatal claims and clinical negligence.
Amy's last blog was Bikers – do you have what it takes?.