After being prescribed cold showers to numb the pain from Fibromyalgia (a musculoskeletal condition that causes pain and tiredness), Laura Sanderson looked to find her cold water remedy with a pretty unique method. This alternate treatment was by swimming in the wild and remote lakes and rivers of Wales.
In seeking out these cold and remote wild swimming locations, Laura successfully suppressed the condition, but sadly experienced first-hand the problem plastic waste is having on even our most remote natural locations.
“This not-for-profit-organisation looks to inspire, unite and empower wild swimming communities”
A firm believer that people should get out into nature to see the impact plastic pollution has on marine life, Laura went on to found We Swim Wild. This not-for-profit-organisation looks to inspire, unite and empower wild swimming communities and water users to take action against micro plastic pollution.
If you’ve not yet checked out the cold-inducing film – shot by the Friction Collective – then be sure to learn all about Laura’s story below.
We going to be hosting a live hour long Q & A with Laura, on Thursday evening, to learn about everything she’s doing to help fight the plastic issue, and for you to discover how you can get involved with helping to protect our natural spaces.
Listen back to the Q & A below.
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