Brian Richards, former Nursling and Rownhams Parish councillor is taking up a 44-mile swim problem for charity over three months from July to October.
To this point, Brian has accomplished 6.3 miles and has raised £164.
After being recognized with diabetes kind 2 in 2008, Brian has labored tirelessly to help the trigger after receiving excellent care from the NHS professionals and Diabetes UK Southampton.
That is the 4th problem Brian has taken on to help the charity and has raised round £2,500 in whole.
Brian stated: “I used to be recognized with kind 2 diabetes in December 2008. Since then, I’ve saved it underneath management utilizing a mix of eating regimen and medicine and a variety of assist from Janet (my spouse), my native diabetes nurse, physician and Diabetes UK Southampton and District Group. This has been an actual crew effort and I’m very grateful to all these individuals who have helped me keep wholesome.
“I need to pay again a few of this assist by elevating funds for Diabetes UK.”
“I retired from the NHS in June 2015 and since then I’ve bought extra concerned with Diabetes UK and likewise the native group and yearly speaking to the Southampton MSc in diabetes, hopefully serving to these medical college students perceive extra about diabetes from a affected person’s perspective.”
Readers can preserve up to date with progress and make donations by visiting https://swim22.diabetes.org.uk/fundraising/brian-richards2021