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The most recent articles from our blog are available below.  Click on any one of them to be taken to the full post.

  • Will Crawford's Loch Lomond 10km Swim

    Will Crawford's Loch Lomond 10km Swim Loch Lomond 10km Swim in aid of Jo Walters TrustOn the 2nd of September, a friend of Jo's from university, Will Crawford, swam 10km in Loch Lomond in (a very impressive) 3 hours and 20 minutes, and in doing so raised just under £1,000 for the Jo Walters Trust. Thank you very much Will! He wrote:Hi Lucy,Well I survived and still have a smile on my face despite the sore shoulders.It was a really incredible spot to go for a swim – just stunningly beautiful. And we were lucky enough to have great conditions - glassy calm water and zero wind,[…]

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  • Kincardine Castle Working Week-End for the Jo Walters Trust

    Kincardine Castle Working Week-End for the Jo Walters Trust The 2017 Working Weekend for the Jo Walters TrustOne of the auction prizes at the Jo Walters Trust St Andrew's Ball in London in November 2016, was a 'Working Weekend at Kincardine Castle', extremely generously donated by Andie and Nicky Bradford. The fortunate winners spent what sounds like a wonderful week-end having a working house party at Kincardine in April 2017. Andie kindly sent us this write up of it - entirely my (Lucy's) fault that then took 2 months to get it on our blog...The 15 members of the ‘team’ organised by James Lake arrived on a fine Friday evening in April.[…]

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  • Lucy's Arran Troon Swim Write Up

    Lucy's Arran Troon Swim Write Up At the end of August, Scotland was still feeling pretty warm and summery. By the time we actually did the swim, on the 1st of October (brrr!) the leaves were starting to turn and there was a distinct Autumnal hint in the air. All of the swimmers though agreed that it was still summer until we'd done the swim. Actually getting the swim started ended up being touch and go. Our chosen week turned out to be non stop gales, and our intended support boats had to pull out at the last minute which threw all our plans into disarray. In[…]

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  • Arran Troon Swim - Barbara Johnston's write up

    Arran Troon Swim - Barbara Johnston's write up The good friends  I havesaidYou're mad to considerA swim in September.The sea's cold and rememberYou are not in the first flush of youth.I'm not quite decrepitI protested and told themFor a cause and a chancethat will not be repeatedI won't be defeated.As training progressed thoughMy confidence ebbedAs  team members moved onwards with speedBut  their encouragement cheered me, helped to assure meWhile jellyfish danced in my 'heed'The morning came ...earlyWe were suited and bootedI was nervous but anxious to goFor skippers, kayakers, coaches and sponsorsSupporters and mainly for JoWe just had to swim..and did so.Barbara JohnstonBarbara starting one of her swims

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  • Grant to St Fergus Primary School for Leavers' Legacy Wall Bars

    Grant to St Fergus Primary School for Leavers' Legacy Wall Bars Grant to St Fergus Primary School for Leavers' Legacy Wall BarsUpdate from Louisa Bradford:I had the opportunity today to go and visit the result of one of last year’s grants.  We agreed to grant match a school in St. Fergus, near Peterhead, who wanted to raise money to buy an indoor climbing frame for the gym in their school as part of their Leavers’ Legacy.  The Primary 7 students who were leaving and moving to ‘Big School’ would be passing something on to the future students.  Previous projects for the school included revamping the school’s library and buying some playground[…]

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