On the 16th of July 2017 Kate and Alison will squeeze into their wet suits and bravely take on a one mile route around the Royal Albert Dock in support of our charity!
Please do encourage our spirited donors - either by attending and supporting or inspiring others to do it.
Kate and Alison say on the Virgin Money Giving Page:
"MDS or Myelodysplastic Syndrome is a malfunction of the bone marrow in producing the correct quantity and quality of blood cells. If it is the white blood cells which are abnormally shaped, the sufferer is likely to be susceptible to overwhelming infection (much like someone lacking a spleen).
A person with MDS will also suffer from chronic tiredness and weakness due to the often extremely low levels of haemoglobin. This is debilitating in itself and often requires regular blood transfusions. Transfusions are time consuming and restrictive.
With your kind donations they will be able to offer meetings, information packs, helplines and maintain the extremely high standard of information provided on their website free of charge.
Thank you so much for visiting our page, both of us are very new to open water swimming so please sponsor us! We really appreciate all your support and would like to say a big big thank you for any donations."
Thank you so much, Kate and Ali, for your kind words and for your work raising MDS awareness with the public!
A massive thank you as well to all of those who are supporting and sponsoring Kate and Ali. Your contributions allow us to keep helping families affected by MDS, supplying extra information to them, setting up meetings and support forums, as well as supporting MDS nurses to attend conferences.