Helen Braid is a final year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College. In August she is swimming the English Channel as part of a relay team in aid of Diabetes UK. She says, “I chose Diabetes UK because I have been obese for my entire life and I am at high risk of developing diabetes and the work they do is invaluable to people suffering from diabetes.”
You can sponsor Helen at http://www.justgiving.com/helen-channel-swim
She’s not the only one! Wendy Reading is also swimming the Channel as part of a relay team for Diabetes UK. There is a total of six teams spread across the country. The first of two training weekends took place earlier this month May when all the participants met everyone and were put into teams. And it’s not the only marathon swimming feat that Wendy’s undertaking. “As part of my endurance swim challenges this summer I’m also doing the Bridge to Bridge swim this summer, which is in the Thames. It’s a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow. I might also do a 10km swim in lake Buttermere called Utterly Buttermere!”
Wendy has a blog, www.dangerous-when-wet.co.uk (and you can follow her on twitter @WendysSwimming
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