A Brave Swim To Remember Her Daughter By
Kevin Dunne is a father who lost his daughter Hayleigh two years ago in a tragic road accident. Hayleigh always loved swimming, so in her memory, he came up with an idea to raise funds for a charity that had helped in the months after her death by holding an event of Open Water Swimming.
Open Water Swimming In Memory Of Hayleigh
Kevin Dunne, 55, will take on the 10km River Dart Open Water Swim in Devon, supported by six friends, on Saturday 22nd September.
His daughter Hayleigh, 23, had been driving along the A161 Haxey Road near Misterton on 17th December 2010 when her Mini Cooper left the road and hit a tree.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I am attempting to raise £500 for the charity Brake, one of the first calls I made for assistance after Hayleigh died,” said Kevin.
“Brake is a charity that exists for one simple reason – because every 30 seconds someone somewhere in the world is killed or seriously injured in a road crash.”
“Brake in the UK campaigns to stop the carnage, supporting victims and their families.”
Kevin continued: “My swimming mission is twofold – raising money for Brake and swimming in memory of my much loved and beautiful daughter, who I miss so very much.”
Although such a tragedy, there is so much love felt in this story. There’s so much purpose and good intent and such honuor of how an Open Water Swimming event is used as instrument to help support victims and families affected by road accidents.
Congratulations Kevin Dunne – combining fundraising for such a wonderful charity such as Brake, through an open water swimming event.