Following my breast cancer diagnosis in 2021 and subsequent treatment I have failed miserably to return to swimming, an activity I love. This has been primarily due to fatigue and the side effects of longer term medication.

This is my opportunity to spring into action and give myself a challenge that will ultimately help others too. I have committed to swimming 1000 lengths by the end of September as opposed to the RLSS UK option of the end of December 2023. Please sponsor me to help achieve my goal of raising £500 to help educate children in the U.K and Ireland.

£75 would ensure 30 children were taught water safety in school. Swimming lessons teach children to swim, there is a gap in how we educate children around the dangers of swimming. Children are precious let’s help protect them from swimming in dangerous places.

Gillian Shaw