As you might have guessed from the title, we participated in the Ian Daly 'Swim a mile with a smile' event this week. It is a highly worthwhile cause that you can read more about by clicking here.
The swim a mile fundraising event was set up by the parents of Ian Daly, a 9 year old boy that was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour back in 2002. Sadly, Ian passed away in 2003 at the age of 11 after attempts to fight off the tumour hadn't been effective. This tragic event inspired Ian's family to start up a fundraising event requiring participants to swim a mile or as much as they could in honour of Ian, who loved to swim. Each year people take part in the challenge and raise money for Barretstown.
As well as fundraising for a very worthwhile cause we also had lots of fun and managed to swim over 23 miles all together. I strongly encourage whoever is interested to take part in Swim a mile as it's a truly amiable fundraising event.
Till next week,