Annabelle McPherson


The Venture Trust
Venture Trust transforms the lives of people who, because of their complicated or chaotic backgrounds, are experiencing disadvantage, vulnerability or marginalisation. Venture Trust supports people who are struggling with complicated life circumstances such as being 'looked after' by the state, offending, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, caring responsibilities and other complications in their lives - situations often compounded by lack of access to services or low educational achievement, leaving them isolated, marginalised or in poverty. Through time, space and intensive support in a wilderness setting, Venture Trust helps people recognise what they need to change, then gives them the confidence, motivation and tools they need to make those changes. By tackling a range of physical, emotional and social challenges, participants are able to increase their aspirations, confidence and motivation, and to develop a range of life- and work- based skills.
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Annabelle McPherson's swim challenge

Annabelle McPherson

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Hi, thanks for visiting my page .  I am  undertaking a swim challenge to swim the length of the river Tweed (96 miles)  in my local swimming pool in Duns.  I expect to do this within the time frame of 3 months June to August, 

I am raising money for a charity called Venture Trust - based in Scotland and for Scotland they help people who have fallen on hardship and lost there way and enable them to rebuild their confidence and self esteem to enjoy a better more fulfilling life.

The reason I have chosen Venture Trust as my Charity is because, as a now recovering alcoholic,  they helped me to learn that although alcohol took a lot from me it didn't mean my life was over and that I could recover and be a responsible and worthwhile person in society and for this I cannot thank them enough.

I would love to think that by raising funds for Venture Trust I can help,  in a small way. other people in similar situations to myself and give them hope.

   Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

29.09.17 Well done Annabelle

19.08.17 Hey Annabelle, fantastic ....not made any easier by having to swim around me on Saturday and Sunday mornings ! Congratulations and enjoy a day off.

18.08.17 Very impressive Annabelle, well done you! You must be so proud. xx

17.08.17 Go Annabelle. You are a super star.

17.08.17 Annabelle what a fantastic achievement. You should be so proud of what you have achieved. Well done my friend.

15.08.17 Wow! What a challenge. Massive well done Annabelle, you really are an inspiration to others. All the best

02.08.17 Well done undertaking this challenge- an inspiration to others. Your support is appreciated.

01.08.17 Great effort so far Annabelle!

01.08.17 Congratulations on a great achievement

01.08.17 Annabelle, it is really amazing what you are doing and I definitely inspired by the fact I am pretty rubbish at swimming myself, lol. Your efforts will not be forgotten and big thanks for going on to help others. big hug, Mary doll xxx

31.07.17 Totally inspirational. Well done on what you have achieved so far and on what you are going to complete.

31.07.17 You're one amazing lady and I salute you. Amazing challenge.

30.07.17 Well done Annabelle x

30.07.17 Not far to go now. You are an inspiration.

30.07.17 Well done Annabel.

30.07.17 Well done Mike Hudson

21.07.17 Well done Annabelle that's a huge swim good for you

15.06.17 An inspiring step for you to take Annabelle - we wish you well with your challenge.

12.06.17 U'll do it!! xx

12.06.17 Well done Annabelle, sure you'll do it

12.06.17 So proud of you Annie and know you will achieve this challenge without a problem Love Amanda, Rebecca and Eilidh xxx

09.06.17 You go girl!! You are amazing. xx

01.06.17 This is an amazing challenge Annabelle, good on you!

16.05.17 Go girl!! Look forward to hearing about ur progress - lots of love X

15.05.17 Go Annabelle xx


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