Adison’s Disease sufferer goes to great lengths for a Milton Keynes children’s charity

James MacKinnon at Wolverton swimming pool
James MacKinnon at Wolverton swimming pool

A Milton Keynes man who suffers from a disease which leaves him feeling constantly exhausted has swum 44 miles for seriously ill children.

On Thursday James MacKinnon went to extraordinary lengths to support city charity Supershoes by swimming 2832 lengths in two days and 14 hours at Wolverton Swimming Pool - and raised £700 doing so.

James, who suffers from Adison’s Disease, said: “Adison’s is a condition that completely void me of energy and leaves me exhausted all of the time but I was spurred on my some tremendous support and the thoughts of raising money for Supershoes.”

Supershoes is a bold new charity that has a simple but clear message: to bring smiles and hope to seriously ill children and those living with disability; whilst raising awareness of childhood disease and disability.

“James is an inspiration to anyone,” said Sarah White from Supershoes.

“His unquestionable generosity is humbling and has given those around him a real burst of energy and determination to succeed.

“I cannot thank him enough from everyone at Supershoes.”

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