The Charity Swimmer
Fiona England is mum to 11 year old Dan who has Down's Syndrome. Fiona is 50 years old in December and in anticipation of this she's aiming to swim 50K - in 5 epic 10K swims - in rivers, lakes and the sea to raise money for Brighton charity Amaze which supports families with children with Special Educational Needs. Swimming in the sea throughout the year, including all through the winter in just her swimming costume has become a life-line to Fiona. It helps her have the mental well-being to face the challenges of raising a child with a disability and to cope with all that involves. Fiona started swimming a few years ago and has developed strong bond's and friendship's with fellow swimmers through their shared love of cold water sea swimming. 'Others don't understand the appeal of getting into the freezing cold English sea on a cold February morning and it's not something we can explain easily in words, but to us it's life-enhancing, invigorating and......many other things.
Please visit Fiona's Just Giving Page to support & follow her journey.