Swimming the equal of the English Channel for Pancreatic Most cancers UK


Friday, 15 Dec 17

After deciding to finish a marathon swim within the ice-cold waters of an unheated outside London Swimming Pool in assist of Pancreatic Most cancers UK, we caught up with Hamish Blair to learn how he received on together with his epic endeavor.

The Problem

Commencing on the 12th of November Hamish swam an unimaginable 467 laps in whole bringing his distance to 24.1 kilometres after 6 days of gruelling swimming. Swimming as much as 2 hours a day, he battled by means of the breathtakingly chilly water of the Olympic-length Brockwell Lido with the assistance of Osprey Motion Sports activities’ “limb-saving wetsuit, hood  and socks.” Regardless of swimming the equal of the English Channel, Hamish was capable of full this swim on a day that meant a lot to him and the trigger he was swimming for – Worldwide Pancreatic Most cancers Consciousness Day.

Watch this video made by MyDonate the place yow will discover out extra about Hamish’s problem.


Hamish’s Fundraising Achievement

To everybody who donated and supported him, Hamish stated “your help spurred me on and, extra importantly, will make an enormous distinction to these residing with Pancreatic Most cancers.” With the mission of elevating consciousness and cash for Pancreatic Cancer UK, he exceeded his preliminary goal of £5,000. At present the donations stand at over £7,500 which with present assist is so very near £10,000.

 Hamish completes swim


How will the cash assist and the place to donate

To offer you an concept of what the donations made to Hamish’s Swim for Life will obtain:

  1. £5,000 – will fund your complete on-line help operation of Pancreatic Cancer UK for one 12 months. It is a safe area on-line the place individuals affected by pancreatic most cancers can share experiences, tales and help each other. Utilized by 1000’s of individuals yearly, it supplies energy and a way of group to these struggling with this life-limiting illness.
  2. £10,000 – would fund a grant from the Future Leaders Fund which helps analysis leaders of the longer term, backing these individuals who could possibly develop a analysis instrument or remedy for this lethal illness.

Open till the tip of December, you possibly can nonetheless donate to Pancreatic Cancer UK. Merely go to Hamish’s Swim for Life Donation Page, the place you possibly can assist help and discover out extra about Pancreatic Most cancers UK.

Donate to Pancreatic Cancer UK

Right here at Osprey Motion Sports activities we wish to say an enormous congratulations to Hamish for the cash and consciousness he has achieved for such a worthy trigger. Donate here.


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