I am inspired by the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, particularly paediatrics. I wanted to support them by raising money, therefore, in September 2019 (6th-12th, tide dependent) I will attempt to become the first Kerry woman to swim the English Channel (Dover, UK to Calais, France).
The English Channel Swim is a unique and demanding swim, considered by many to be the ultimate long distance challenge at, as the crow flies, 21 miles/32 kms (or 27 miles/44 kms depending on the tides) and taking between 7 and 27 hours. It is not just the distance that is the challenge, but more, the variable conditions that a swimmer is likely to encounter. These may vary for mirror like conditions to wind force 6 and wave heights in excess of 2 metres. The water is cold (ranging from 14 to 18 degrees Celsius) and swimmers are strongly advised to acclimatize to it. There is a good chance of meeting jellyfish, seaweed and the occasional plank of wood. It is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world with 600 tankers passing through and 200 ferries/seacats and other vessels going across daily.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Brain Tumour Ireland, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!