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‘Dad has never given up ... neither will I’

When Caroline Connor battles the tides as she attempts to swim the English Channel next week, one man will be on her mind ... her dad.

Caroline, 46, an admin assistant and first aider at Peebles High School, has been inspired by her dad Raymond Currie to take on the gruelling 22-mile challenge, rasing funds for Parkinson’s UK and Diabetes UK.

Raymond has been living with Parkinson’s for 12 years, and it’s his refusal to give in to the condition that will keep Caroline going.

She said: “My dad is such an inspiration to me.

 

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