At the end of November, Tyler Marsh set out to take on a sponsored swim to raise money for DEBRA. In just 1 month, Tyler swam a total of 1104 lengths or 17.15 miles, the equivalent of the distance of the River Thames between Old Windsor to Teddington Lock.

We can't thank Tyler enough for taking on this challenge for DEBRA. The funds Tyler has raised will go towards our A Life Free of Pain appeal to accelerate our drug repurposing programme and find life-changing treatments for EB.

Once I learnt about DEBRA and what they do for the EB community, I knew they were special. Like so many others, I had never heard of EB before and how much it affects day to day life for so many people. I knew that it was important to spread the word about DEBRA and raise awareness for EB. Setting up a sponsored swim of 17 miles, I raised £1101 and awareness to over 300 people. The team at DEBRA were so welcoming, supportive, and helpful throughout my sponsored swim and I can't wait to do a fundraiser for them again!