Jenny raised an amazing £746 for her sponsored swim at Lake Windermere!
Jenny first heard of our charity as an employee at Ashgates
who supply the IT services for SV2. A friend approached her and suggested the
swim so Jenny decided to go for it.
Although Jenny doesn’t often do fundraisers, she thought it
would be a good physical and mental health boost. ‘I love water and felt it
would be something to focus on’.
To prepare she joined her local gym and aimed to swim 2 or 3
times a week. The target she set herself was a mile, which was about 65 lengths
The swim took Jenny over an hour, though she admits to
talking all the way through it! While she admits she could have done it in less
time, it was more important to finish alongside her friends. By sticking together
they encouraged one another to keep going and to make it to the end.
When asked how she felt after completing it her words were ‘Knackered!
But very proud of myself’. Jenny confessed she’s not particularly sporty and
lacks the confidence for doing this sort of thing normally.
Jenny originally set her fundraising target at £200, but came
away with nearly 4 times that amount! We hope this gave Jenny some confidence in
just what she can achieve.
Well done, Jenny! You are an inspiration to all us other un-sporty types out there!
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