"Swimming the Channel" at Manvers charity challenge
Les Orange (68), is backing Parkinson’s UK by organising the fundraiser, which saw participants swim a combined distance of 21 miles - equivalent to swimming the Channel.
Les, who said he hoped to raise £2,500, is taking part himself, having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2021.
He said he felt like he had been greatly supported by the Parkinson’s UK support group in Doncaster.
The group brings together people affected by the condition through regular meetings, offering invaluable information, support and friendship.
Les, of Barnburgh, said: “I organised this event as it combines two of my passions, being in the water and living well with Parkinson’s.
“I feel it is quite a challenge to mobilise and raise awareness of the condition and have been heartily impressed by the determination that whole rafts of people have shown in this swimming challenge.
“It would be amazing if people could donate whatever they can so Parkinson’s UK can continue to support people affected by Parkinson’s.”
Tim Morton, physical activity programme manager at Parkinson’s UK, said: "Being active is one of the best ways to manage your Parkinson’s and regular physical activity can help you to live well with the condition.
“Research has shown that physical activity can improve both your long-term physical and mental wellbeing when you live with Parkinson's.”