New homes sales consultant all set for charity swim
08 Jul 2021
Vistry East Midlands employee Amanda Clarke has signed herself up to swim 22 miles to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. The 51-year-old sales consultant from Syston ?" who works at the housebuilder’s Hampton Water development in Peterborough ?" is taking on the national Swim22 challenge, in which she will be swimming the distance of the English Channel between 22 July and 22 October. Fundraisers can take the challenge at their own pace and have three distances to choose from: The Half (11 miles), The Full (22 miles) and The Double (44 miles). Amanda will be taking on The Full, which amounts to 1,350 lengths. She said: “My uncle sadly passed away from complications of type 2 diabetes, and I have other family and friends who also suffer from it, so I wanted to raise awareness for such an important cause that is close to my heart. “My colleagues at Vistry East Midlands have already been so supportive with their donations to my fundraising total, and I’m hoping other people will also be prepared to back my efforts. “I’m excited about putting myself to the test and clocking up the lengths to raise money to help fund research breakthroughs and support those living with diabetes, as well as having the incentive to do regular exercise.” One in 10 people over the age of 40 in the UK are now living with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the complications of which lead to around 500 premature deaths every week.* Diabetes UK is the leading charity for fighting against the country’s biggest and growing health crisis, campaigning and supporting those affected by diabetes and funding vital research to find a cure. Nic Chapman, sales and marketing director for Vistry East Midlands, said: “Diabetes UK is a fantastic charity, and we are proud of Amanda for taking on this challenge to raise awareness and funds for such a crucial cause. “We wish Amanda the best of luck and will be standing by her every stroke, length, and mile of the way!” To donate to Amanda’s fundraiser, visit https://swim22.diabetes.org.uk/fundraising/amanda1231. For more information about the new homes being built by Vistry East Midlands, visit bovishomes.co.uk and lindenhomes.co.uk/eastmidlands.