Katherine Kay is taking part in a sponsored 40 miles in 40 days sea swim in Poole, to honour the memory of her friend Amy Rogers. Katherine wants to raise awareness and money for both APP and Winston’s Wish, a bereavement charity that provides emotional and practical support to children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.
Katherine will be starting the sponsored sea swim in May and plans to finish the 40 miles on 25th June, which would have been Amy’s 40th birthday.
Katherine said ‘Nearly three years ago, my wonderful, hilarious, big-hearted friend Amy was lost during a postpartum psychotic episode, five days after giving birth to her second son. She is missed so much by everyone who knew her.
Amy loved lots of things: playing the piano, chocolate cheesecake, Ryan Gosling… and swimming in the sea. To honour her memory, I’m planning to sea-swim 40 miles in 40 days, with the final day falling on 25th June, her 40th birthday.
Katherine's friend, Amy
I’m raising money for two charities who helped Amy’s family after we tragically lost her; Action on Postpartum Psychosis and Winston’s Wish. Please donate whatever you can.
Wish me luck… and wish Amy a Happy 40th in your own way. She loved a celebration!’
Katherine’s fundraiser has already raised more than £3000. We would like to say a huge thank you to Katherine for supporting both APP and Winston’s Wish, and to all who have donated so far. You can visit and donate to Katherine’s fundraising page here.
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