You can listen to the full interview via the link below
Last March Clare completed 100 lengths, which is 2.5Km, and thanks to many generous donations raised over £900 for Sports relief this April she is hoping to achieve the same in aid of Marie Curie.
Clare will undertake the swim on Saturday 18th April.
Update – Swim Successfully Completed!
The day came and Clare successfully completed 100 lengths of the pool, well done Clare and thanks to everyone who pledged money in sponsorship. So far Clare has raised £655, however if you’d still like to make a donation and support Marie Curie you can donate to Clare via her Swimathon page
Here are a few action shots!
Clare said of the challenge “I am challenging myself to 100 lengths after having part of my bowel removed in October 2014 due to my Crohns Disease. I managed 100 lengths last year for Sport Relief and I hope I can get back to fitness.
I’m raising funds for Marie Curie to help them to provide care to over 40,000 people living with terminal illnesses across the UK.”
Once again, if you would like to support Clare in her efforts to raise money for such a great cause you can do so via her Swimathon Page
Not only was Clare’s story picked up by Sport Relief themselves to be used in publicity material for the event, but this then led to her receiving an invitation to the Prime Minister’s Sport Relief reception at 10 Downing Street alongside celebrities such as Davina McCall, Jo Wiley as well as other Sport Relief participants.
Clare, along with her husband Simon, completed the Swimathon at Truro Leisure Centre on Saturday 22nd March. The swim covered 2.5Km (100 lengths!) and together Clare and Simon raised a magnificent total of over £900 for Sport Relief.
Clare commented: “I have been very lucky in being sponsored by friends, family, work colleagues and clients who have all been very generous in their support.
“Attending the Downing Street reception was amazing and I am glad I have been able to raise a little bit towards such a good charity which helps so many causes.”
You can hear more of Clare’s thoughts on the Sport Relief and her participation in her AudioBoo interview
Even though Clare has now completed the swimathon, it’s still not too late to donate to the Sport Relief cause, just click over to Clare’s sponsorship page and pledge a donation!