AND THE WINNER IS………….

The Pain Foundation is proud to be one of the recipients of funding from the ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation, and our board members and supporters enjoy participating in the latter’s calendar of events.

Imagine how delighted we were last week, when one of our supporters, Gordon Frend, won the major prize – a brand new Mazda 3 car – in the recent ASX raffle.

You see Gordon is the father of Charmian Frend, a long-time fundraiser for the Pain Foundation. An accomplished ocean swimmer with a string of major achievements to her name, Charm was last year intending to try for another record for a cold water swim.

Yes, you read that right…Charm intended to swim more than 3.3km in water that was under five degrees Celsius at Lake Crackenback in NSW to raise funds for the Pain Foundation but Covid intervened and the swim was delayed until this year.

She’s already set ice swimming records. In 2020, she became the second Australian female to swim an Ice Mile (1600m in water under 5 degrees) and then, three days later, the second Australian and the only Australian female to swim an Extreme Ice Mile (2km in under 5 degrees).

Charm hopes to revisit her Lake Crackenback swim in July but in the meantime, everyone at the Pain Foundation is thrilled that her dad Gordon can drive away in a new car!

Charm in training, including the dreaded ice bath!

AN END TO PAIN?
To find out more or to help research into understanding pain please contact Shaan at the Pain Foundation on email info@painfoundation.org.au.

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