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A brave Therapy Assistant from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre, Redford Court in Liverpool will be taking part in the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere on the 10th June. Michael O’Reilly, will be raising funds for both Redford Court and Redford Lodge; BIRT’s neurorehabilitation centre and transitional living unit located in Liverpool.

Michael recently took up swimming and has been training for the event at Liverpool Water Sports Centre for the past couple of months, where he quickly went from swimming 200m in a pool to completing a mile in open water.

Michael is hoping to raise £500 for Redford Court and was inspired to take up the challenge after seeing the poster go up at work.

Michael said: “I was a bit apprehensive at first about doing this as I am the wrong side of 50. But since joining the swimming club I have met plenty of people my age who are doing the
event as well. Now that I have swum my mile I am looking forward to the swim. Bring it on!”

Good luck for Saturday, Michael!

You can sponsor Michael through his JustGiving page.