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Oliver McCann

Great North Swim, Windermere 5K - 7th june

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Great North Swim 7th June at 12 noon[/b].[/p][p]Ok. So I’ve never swam 5K, best I’ve done is 3k. This is the equivalent to a half marathon in running terms. Nor have I swam in open water where the water is 15 degrees, not the 27 degrees in a pool. And to cap it off, there are time limits at 2.5k and 5K to meet - first 2.5k must be done in an hour, the full 5K within 2 hours. Make no mistake, I’m going to have to train for this! [/p][p]I want to take on this challenge in support of a great cause, Blackburn Youth Zone![/p][p]A wonderful charity that creates an environment for the young people of Blackburn with Darwen to raise and meet their aspirations by giving them access to friends, mentors, role models, activities and opportunities which they may not otherwise be able to access. Best of all, this Youth Hub is working and developing in partnership with the young people and quite literally changing lives. This video gives you a flavour of how one persons life has changed through BYZ.[/p][p][url=https://youtu.be/kEhoC9X2RJw]https://youtu.be/kEhoC9X2RJw[/url][/p][p]My firm, Napthens LLP, has been a supporter of the Youth Zone for over 5 years and continues to do so. As a Blackburn lad I’m passionate about the area and keen to help today’s generation have the support they need to be the leaders and inspirations of our tomorrow. [/p][p]So, I’m going to put my all into training for this event. I need to! I’m nervous - the longest distance I’ve swam and the first time in cold water and in a wet suit. I’ll do my bit, please do yours and support me - any donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Thank you in advance. [/p][p]Oli[/p]
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Share Oliver's story


May 24, 2019

John Hutchison

Good Luck Oliver, I'm sure you'll smash it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 23, 2019

Andrew Graham

Brilliant Oliver, you are a super star. Thank you for all your support of BYZ 👍👍

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2019

David and Helen

Oh buoy ! Water you doing?

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 20, 2019

Henry Saunders

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019

Terri Abbott

Best of luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019

Annette Weekes

Good luck Oli


May 17, 2019

Claire H

Good on you Oli - you'll be great!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 17, 2019

Denise Ashe

OMG...Chills are multiplying Best of luck Oliver (hope that water temp goes up a bit)


May 17, 2019


Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 15, 2019

Doug Mackay

I have enjoyed watching your journey on social media Oliver. Looks like a great thing to do and I hope you enjoy the day.