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A Swim for Life - supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK

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Hamish Blair

My name is Hamish, I am 35 years old and live in London. In 2005 my father James passed away from Pancreatic Cancer after a courageous and hard-fought...

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PANCREATIC CANCER UK

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Total raised
£7,971.00

Target
£5000.00

100%

Donations accepted until 17-02-2018

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About

My name is Hamish, I am 35 years old and live in London. In 2005 my father James passed away from Pancreatic Cancer after a courageous and hard-fought battle. He had been a fit and healthy man who loved life and was cruelly taken from us far too early at the age of 56. Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to detect and, as in my Dad’s case, this delay in detection makes the survival statistics even more terrible. Just 4% of those diagnosed live for 5 years or more, and this percentage has not improved since the 1970’s. And Pancreatic Cancer is expected to become the 4th largest cancer killer by 2030 ahead of breast cancer. Awareness and funding will help develop better detection, treatments and care for those suffering this awful disease. 

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Event details

A Swim for Life

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, with World Pancreatic Cancer Day on 16th November. With this in mind I decided to undertake a challenge to increase awareness and raise funding.

From 12th November to 15th November I swam 476 laps, up to 2 hours a day in the pool with very numb hands and toes. On 16th November, which was International Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, I swam a final 6 laps bringing my total distance to 24.1 kilometres.

The support I have received has been overwhelming and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has given their time and energy, sent messages of support, shared tips and been rocks for me to swim from. I have been generously sponsored by Osprey Action Sports who provided a limb-saving wet-suit, hood and foot cover - check out their stuff if you are going swimming in cold water as it rocks - to BT and Mydonate who made a short interview and sent it out on their channels. (Found here if you want a giggle: https://www.facebook.com/BTMyDonate/videos/1827326494224031)

Thank you for your support!

Event date

12-November-2017 07:00  - 
17-November-2017 12:00

Event type

Swimming

Event is completed

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Donations

Donation by Regan
on 08-01-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
A small donation better late than never!
Donation by Caroline Williams
on 23-12-2017
£25.00
£0.00 gift aid
super impressive Hamish!
Donation by Jeremy Yap
on 20-12-2017
£100.00
£0.00 gift aid
Massive congrats. What an epic achievement!
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-12-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Hamish, many many congratulations on surviving and thriving this challenge! I'm sure you have inspired so many others whether it be to take on their own challenges or to simply keep their chins up in times of difficulty. All the best, Roisin
Donation by Ro
on 18-12-2017
Well done Hammer!
Donation by Rory Mitchell
on 12-12-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Rory
on 11-12-2017
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid
Que cojones!! Spanish style tardiness here but MANY laps of hollering congratulations on the swim. A man with immense pools of talent. Whatever next?!?!
Donation by Liv n Carlos.
on 10-12-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
well done hamish--fantastic effort and dedication.truly impressive
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-12-2017
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Incredible effort and incredible cause.. massive well done! Luce & Ed Marsh X
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-12-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £7,321.00
Offline Donations: £650.00
Total Raised: £7,971.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £9,560.75

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