Chilly challenge for nursing team

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THE St Luke’s Hospice Community Nursing team believe in taking the plunge...

So between them they are aiming to give a boost to the Sheffield hospice’s annual £4m campaign by taking to the chilly waters of Lake Windermere.

They will be among the 10,000 swimmers competing in the annual Great North Swim, a bracing one-mile dip.

Community nurses Barbara Mackie and Jo Lenton took part last year and enjoyed it so much they have persuaded colleagues Vicki Gillespie, Clare Fryer and Elaine Bird and clinical receptionist Jean Harland to join them on June 23. To sponsor them visit