A team leader from Specsavers Beeston will be attempting to complete a marathon swim to raise money for charity as part of a fundraising double for store staff.
Water baby Heather Notman is taking part in the Diabetes UK Swim22, where she will swim the equivalent of the distance of an English Channel crossing of 22 miles over the course of 12 weeks.
She is also part of a Specsavers Beeston team who will be competing in Cancer UK’s Race for Life this summer, when they will complete a 5km course with thousands of others across the country.
Mother-of-two Heather decided to take on the swimming challenge after returning to the pool following a break during the Covid-19 pandemic and decided to join the fundraising bid to push herself and remain focused on her personal fitness goals.
‘I was a keen swimmer but stopped during the pandemic and I wanted to get back into it again,’ says Heather, 34, who lives in Nottingham. ‘I thought taking on the Swim22 challenge would be a great way to motivate myself.
‘To complete the challenge, I will have to do about 75 laps of my pool twice a week, which will be equivalent to swimming a total of 22 miles. My two daughters are keen to join me sometimes in the pool as I complete the challenge.’
Diabetes UK is a British-based patient, healthcare professional and research charity that campaigns for improvements in the care and treatment of people with diabetes.
To sponsor Heather in her Swim22 challenge, visit https://swim22.diabetes.org.uk/fundraising/heather666#share-page