Olympic medallist lays down Great North Swim charity challenge
Posted Wednesday 4 May 2011
Olympic bronze medallist and 2012 hopeful Cassie Patten has issued a challenge for people to take the plunge and swim a mile of Lake Windermere to raise funds for leading mental health charity Mind in the British Gas Great North Swim on18 and 19 June 2011.
Cassie, who swims for Stockport Metro swimming club, won bronze in the 10km open water event at the 2008 Olympics, and is challenging local swimmers to follow her lead in the UK’s biggest outdoor swimming event.
The British Gas Great North Swim is a fantastic event and a huge challenge.
Take the plunge and attempt to swim a mile of Lake Windermere to raise vital funds for Mind and help them continue to provide support for anyone affected by mental distress. Cassie Patten
Mind's swimmers at the Great North Swim will help to raise funds for important services such as the Mind Infoline, which receives over 35,000 enquiries a year from people in need of information and support, many of whom are in crisis and have nowhere else to turn.
All Mind’s swimmers need to commit to raising a minimum of £200 in sponsorship and will be given all the help and support they need to reach this target.
All swimmers receive training advice plus a Mind swimming hat and t-shirt to use, along with much needed moral support on the day of the challenge.
Fancy a dip?
Email Mind's events team or call them on 0871 871 1144.
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