Daring Daily Dip
Wayne Kenny has taken on the 365 Sea Swim Challenge. On Saturday 1st August 2020, he waded out into the cool waters of Torbay from Brixham in Devon and joined six other swimmers, who have also taken the plunge.
The challenge, for this 47-year-old man from Loddiswell, is simple – swim once every day in the sea for a year and raise funds to support Cued Speech UK. Perhaps the word ‘simple’ is misleading, for this challenge is anything but! Come fair or foul weather, ardent Aquaman Wayne will immerse himself in the salty seas of South Devon once every 24 hours for 365 days – and he won’t even be wearing a wetsuit! Even when the cold north wind does its best to blow biting blizzards across the waves of huge winter seas, Wayne will be hoping to seize a moment for a safe submersion.
Tobin Broadbent from Cued Speech UK said “We are incredibly proud to be Wayne’s chosen charity and we will be following his progress throughout the year. We’re looking forward to the 365 individual and incredible swim stories he’ll be telling. As a charity that supports families with deaf children, the Kenny family is dear to us. Wayne’s daughter is deaf, and he and his wife Kathy Kenny have used Cued Speech successfully to support their family’s communication. Kathy is now our charities Lead Advisor for family’s like her own. I’m sure everyone will want to donate directly to Wayne’s GoFundMe fundraiser ‘The Cued Speech UK 365 Sea Swim Challenge’, to give him the incentive he needs to take his daily dip!”
All of the funds Wayne raises during his incredible year will go directly to Cued Speech UK, to help support families like his own, with deaf children.
To find out more about Cued Speech you can visit our website: www.cuedspeech.co.uk
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