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Charity Fundraising Goes 'Swimmingly' Well!


Sarah Moore and her partner, James, of charity Cardiomyopathy UK, take on Windermere One Way Swim & LEJOG challenge to raise funds for the charity

As Basepoint Dartford’s chosen charity, we are thrilled to hear of Sarah of Cardiomyopathy raising funds completing the Windermere One Way Swim & her partner James completing the LEJOG challenge.

Cardiomyopathy is the only UK charity that is solely dedicated to helping support individuals and families who are affected by the heart disease cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is the disease of the heart muscle itself and with six main types the symptoms in individuals range immensely, but all effect the heart's ability to pump blood. It can affect anyone at any age and it is thought to affect around 160,000 people in the UK. Cardiomyopathies are mainly genetic and inherited from parents therefore a diagnosis in a family usually means immediate family members are recommended to be tested. It is a relatively unknown disease and raising awareness is invaluable to the charity and families living with the condition.

Sarah has worked for the charity for nearly 2 years now and being the challenge events fundraiser, she had spoken to every single individual that has supported the charity in that time, from London Marathon runners to wingwalkers, so what kind of a fundraiser would she be if she didn't do something crazy herself!

In June James took on a solo cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats which he completed in 7 days. He endured around 130 miles a day in the saddle and rode through some very wet weather! Sarah was the support crew all the way from start to finish, with food, support and clothes. Then on Saturday 3 September, Sarah took on the One Way Swim in Lake Windermere. A 16km (10mile) swim the length of the famous lake. Sarah completed this amazing challenge in just over 6 hours and in a top 10 position. James was alongside Sarah the whole way in a canoe, repaying the favour!

Sarah and James had a joint my giving page set up for these challenges and raised a massive £1,390 which Basepoint will match fund meaning Cardiomyopathy will receive £2,780!

We would like to congratulate both Sarah and James on such a huge accomplishment. Well done!