In an effort to lose weight and to do something worthwhile I have signed up to swim the English Channel for Charity.

I am doing this for, ASPIRE, the national spinal cord injury charity :

They have invited swimmers young and old from across the United Kingdom to take part in their annual ASPIRE Channel Swim.
This popular event takes place between Monday 17th September (So I am already a week behind
so got to swim faster!) and Sunday 9th December 2007 – however instead of freezing in the
Channel – I like all people taking this challenge are clocking up the equivalent distance of the
Channel which is 22 miles in the warmth and comfort of my local swimming pool.

For more information on the event please visit :

As you can probably guess by now , I am emailing to try and get some sponsorship – I am doing this via the Just Giving Website and the URL to Sponsor me is :

Every little donated will be more than appreciated by this great charity.