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The Garrard family raise over £1,000 for SWAN UK

Last Reviewed 21/11/2018

By SWAN UK member, Rosalind Garrard

We are the Garrard family: me, Rosalind, Kelvin, father and Alfie brother to our swan Ella.

What activity did you do to raise money for SWAN UK?

An inflatable 5K run at Norwich Show Ground.

What inspired you to take on this activity?

It looked like a fun activity that the whole family could enjoy.

Had you done anything like this before?

Never!

Why did you choose to raise money for SWAN UK?

Our daughter Ella is a swan.

How much did you raise?

£1,120

Was there any training involved?

We aimed to train but ran out of time so just had to go for it in the end!

Did you have a secret weapon?

My secret weapon was Alfie Garrard who completed the course aged nine years old.

What was the hardest moment?

When Kelvin’s back had constant cramp in the base all the way round.

What was the best moment?

Crossing the finish line knowing we had achieved out goal.

Would you do something like this again?

Yes, but maybe with a bit more training at the start.

Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, for the great satisfaction it brings!

If you would like to organise a fundraiser for SWAN UK or already have an idea please email our Fundraising Officer, Amy: amy.conochie@geneticalliance.org.uk or call 0207 831 0883.

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