Henley Swim partners with Aspire for Henley Classic

Henley Swim has announced a partnership with spinal injuries charity Aspire for its Henley Classic event.

“We are really excited to be working with Aspire,” says Jeremy Laming, co-founder of Henley Swim. “It is a natural partnership as their fundraising is predominantly done through open water swimming.” The charity raises money through a range of open water swims, including Channel relays, Loch Ness relays and Solent swims. Participants in the Henley Classic can now also pledge to raise funds for Aspire when they sign up to the event.
The Henley Classic is a 2.1km up-river swim along the course of the Henley Royal Regatta and traditionally starts at dawn with a torch-lit procession to the riverbank. It takes place on 28 June 2015.
Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK. Says Laming: “Aspire is a great charity and sits well alongside the charities we already work with – JDRF, partner to the Henley Mile, and Frank Water.”
To learn more about the Henley Classic and to sign up to raise money for Aspire, visit:

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