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Weekly Edition - Published  22 September 2016


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Mersey Mermaid takes to the water for R Charity

A retired Liverpool nurse has set herself a challenge of swimming more than 17 miles of open water across the UK, ending in a 4 person relay across Loch Lomond.  Julie Lloyd has already completed swims in England, Ireland and Wales and now has her eyes set on sharing 24 miles of Great Britain's largest inland stretch of open water, on Sunday, 25 September 2016, to raise money for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The Mersey Mermaid; the keen swimmer's nickname given to her by her husband; will turn 58 on the day she takes to Loch Lomond in Scotland. Julie, from Wallasey, said:- "I love swimming and I love to set myself challenges and tick things off my bucket list; this has been on my list for some time. I feel at home in the water and can't wait to be able say that I've done it. I just hope that whatever I raise will help to make someone's stay in Hospital is as happy and enjoyable as it can be.“

Julie's UK swims include:-

► Bala Lake (Wales) 3.1miles

► Coniston Water (England) 5.25miles

► River Liffey (Ireland) 1.4miles

► Loch Lomond (Scotland) sharing 24 miles

► Julie also crossed the Firth of Forth (Scotland) – 1.4miles

Find out more about Julie's challenge; including teaching herself the front crawl and how she prepares for the challenge; by watching a short video online.


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