John Martin is taking part in the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere on the 11th June 2016, to raise money for the Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust. Samantha was murdered in 2012, she was aged just 18, with her whole life ahead of her. Samantha responded to her friends request for help and was murdered as she arrived at friends home. Sami’s uncle Ian helped setup the Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust supporting young people who are, or have been, in the care of the local authority, and are thus at increased risk from Child Sexual Exploitation. Ian was my brother in law who died suddenly after taking his own life. So for both Ian & Sami I am attempting the Great North Swim. Please help me remember both Ian & Sami and make a donation to a great cause, I am honoured to be attempting this and any donation of any size is very much appreciated and will be well spent.