Graham Ryan

So many people at Vindolanda have been inspirational to me over a great many years and I want to be able to give something back. I’m 74 years old and have been coming to this site as a volunteer for the last 15 years.

Vindolanda is not only a wonderful archaeological site but also a place that through the volunteer programme brings people together to undertake a common purpose and I’ve developed so many wonderful friendships as a result. I’m not getting any younger and this is an opportunity to challenge myself with a 2-mile swim (128 lengths) and hopefully raise to money towards something I have become so passionate about.

This new archaeological centre will see thousands of volunteers come through its doors and my contribution towards it will be a small legacy to this place. The swim will take place at Workington Swimming Bath on 15th August and I hope to raise £2,000 (£1,000 for each mile).

Thank you for reading this and please sponsor me if you can, it is greatly appreciated.

Graham Ryan