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Family's North Swim After Husband Left Brain Damaged Avril Mackay and her daughter Ailsa A woman will take on next year's Great North Swim in support of the charities that aided her husband when he suffered brain damage in a road traffic accident. Great North Swim Moves To New Home In Windermere The Great North Swim, Europe’s biggest open-water swimming event, will be moving to a new home in Windermere, Cumbria in 2018. THOUSANDS GET READY TO DIVE INTO THE GREAT NORTH SWIM THOUSANDS of swimmers are expected to take the plunge at Europe’s biggest open-water swimming event - the Great North Swim - at Windermere, Cumbria this weekend. NEPACS Charity head raising funds for local families Helen Attewell, Chief Executive of Durham based charity Nepacs is taking on the Great North Swim to raise much needed funds that go towards supporting children and families of prisoners in the North East Claire takes on Great North Swim for Sally Allan Fund The daughter of a Tyneside woman, who tragically lost her life to mental illness, is taking on this year’s Great North Swim to raise money for the fund that was set up in her mother’s memory. Sisters raising funds in memory of Vicky Lisa Wynne Jones from Warrington, whose sister Vicky was tragically murdered in 2009, is taking on this year’s Great North Swim with her sister Lindsey and a team of fundraisers. Paul Returns To North Swim After Cancer Battle Paul Urwin was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had major surgery to save his life will return to the Great North Swim this year, tackling the event while wearing a stoma bag. Will Beats Addiction Thanks To Open Water Swimming Former heroin addict William Wright used swimming to turn his life around and will take on a mammoth four Great Swim event challenge this summer to raise funds for charity. COUPLE AIMING FOR FINISH LINE OF CHALLENGING YEAR Husband and wife, Jo and Alex Lawrence, will be among many teams to cross the finish line of the new Great SwimRun event in June, but the achievement will be all the more special for them. Two new additions to the Great Swim Series for 2015 Here at Great Swim we're always looking at ways to improve your event day experience, so this year we're launching two new and exciting challenges at two of our established locations.