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Well done Ele, completing her 4 mile swim around Brownsea Island and raising over £400 for our services to people with mental health issues!

Ele says, “It went amazingly! Well… it was a tough one – even for the seasoned swimmers. Half of the swim was windy and choppy and tough going and I was tempted to quit. But I thought of all the people that have sponsored me, the people I’ve met through Solent Mind in Eastleigh and the people who continue to benefit from Solent Mind…and I just kept swimming! The second half was much easier, with the wind behind me and a nice tidal push. The swim took me 2 hours 57 minutes, which was rubbish compared to the majority of the other 300 swimmers. But I have to keep reminding myself of how huge this achievement was for me. I did it without wetsuit and managed to beat a few wetsuited swimmers, so not too bad!”

You can support Ele at her JustGiving page http://bit.ly/2bI7c3G

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