Making waves for charity
A hardcore fundraiser has dived into a challenge to swim the English Channel for Enfield-based charity, The
Nightingale Cancer Support Centre.
Sue Abbs, who developed Lymphodeama during treatment for breast cancer, was signed off from this clinic in
February. She then set herself the challenge to swim 21 miles in seven weeks in her local swimming pool with the aim of raising £7000, which would pay for a Lymphodeama nurse for a year at The Nightingale.
Sue said, “The Nightingale has been a lifeline to me over the years and I am grateful for their services. I saw a
Lymphodeama nurse much quicker than I would have done if The Nightingale didn’t fund this service to prioritise cancer patients.”
“I saw the swim challenge as an opportunity to get fit while, at the same time, I felt I could achieve something that will make a difference to others who might go through the same thing that I did. ”