One of the individuals we support at our Bradwell House residential care service in Hythe, recently swam 65 lengths to help raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care: a charity they are passionate about and have been raising money for since 2000.
Natalie, who has Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, moved to Bradwell House in August; since her move, she has been building the confidence and skills to lead and live a more independent life.
In preparation for her big swim, she had many training sessions to help build up her strength and stamina. Natalie was supported by her support worker, Huw, to raise awareness and money for the event. Huw said: “We went around the local community collecting sponsorship, putting up flyers in local shops and supermarkets, Natalie was very excited about the event and even talked to homeowners independently about her swim. She also helped design and print the leaflets which directed people to her personal ‘Just Giving’ page.”
The event was a huge success with Natalie raising over £560. Natalie would like to thank her community for all their support. When asked why she wanted to take part, Natalie replied: “People help me so I should help them”.