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  • Men-Aces’ Harry tackles 200-length sponsored swim for favourite charity - using one arm!

    Henry James

    A MEMBER of the Skem Men-Aces Disability Football Club took the plunge to raise much-needed funds for a charity that is close to his heart.

    Harry Eaton, brother of Men-Aces’ coach Carl, completed a 200-length sponsored swim in Skelmersdale’s Nye Bevan Pool in aid of Mencap - despite only having the use of one arm as a result of dyspraxia, a developmental disorder of the brain in childhood causing difficulty in activities requiring co-ordination and movement!

    The 55-year-old wanted to raise money for Mencap as the charity provides him with 24/7 support in his own home.


    Proud brother, Carl aid: “This was a fantastic effort as Harry used only one arm to do this fundraiser.

    “He had many admirers at the event cheering him on, including his support team and his carer, Nick, who also did the 200 lengths, kept count and encouraged Harry all the way.

    “We want to say a special thanks to staff from Nye Bevan Pool for allowing this event to take place, giving Harry his own special lane, and encouraging him from the side, as well as presenting him with a medal at the end.”

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