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Jo completes charity swim challenge

Posted on 14 December, 2022

UM Terminals Quality, Performance & Development Manager Jo Winning has successfully completed her swim challenge for charity

Since September, Jo has swum 44 miles - 3,520 lengths of the 20-metre pool at her local Bannatyne Health Club in Shrewsbury.

The distance covered is the equivalent of swimming the English Channel twice and she did so as part of the Aspire Channel Swim Challenge

All money raised will go to the Aspire charity which ensures that everyone with a spinal cord injury can live an independent and fulfilled life. One person every four hours is paralysed by a spinal cord injury.

The charity receives no statutory funding, so every penny raised through the Aspire Channel Swim helps with its important work.

To date, Jo has raised over £1500 and has applied to UM Terminals’ holding company W&R Barnett for match-funding which could take the final amount to over £2500.

Jo, who is based at bulk liquid storage specialist UM Terminals’ site in Regent Road, Liverpool, said: “I am delighted to have completed the challenge. The generosity of colleagues, family, friends and customers makes all the hours in the pool more than worthwhile.

“I am also pleased to have played a small part in helping to raise awareness of the vital work undertaken by Aspire which, like so many charities, continues to find fundraising a challenge post Covid and in a cost-of-living crisis.”

Jo trained for 2-3 months to get ready for the challenge to ensure she was ready to swim 1.5 miles (120 lengths) per session, 3 times a week.

She had been due to finish the challenge on December 5th but managed to complete the required distance a couple of days early.

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UM Terminals is one of the UK’s leading bulk liquid storage specialists, operating out of 8 terminals, strategically located across the UK, handling over 40 different products.

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