One of our own team members, Diane is fundraising for us and has taken on a particularly chilly challenge!

Diane started open water swimming earlier in 2023; her first swim was at Stanwick. After joining a group of Milton Keynes swimmers called The Milton Keynes Bluetits Chill Swimmers and building her confidence, Diane decided to brave the winter waters and has so far completed 15 out of 25 planned winter swims!

Diane said, “I challenged myself to do 25 cold water swims over the winter months from 1 November 2023 to the end of March this year (2024). These swims are taking place in lakes, rivers, tarns and outdoor lidos. Some have been in the rain, some have been in freezing cold conditions.”

“I’m doing this because CHUMS provides mental health and emotional wellbeing support to as many children and young people across Bedfordshire as possible. Without support from fundraisers and donors CHUMS would not be able to provide this support to the children, young people and families who otherwise may not receive help when they need it most.”

If you would like to support Diane’s efforts, please visit her Just Giving page.