OUR INSPIRED START
The 3000 Mile Swim premiered in November 2011 to an audience of almost 200 at The Star and Shadow,
an independent volunteer-led cinema based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Present on the evening were
family and friends of Davey and David, together with academics, health professionals, counsellors,
police, former and current MI patients and a range of other supporters. The film made a huge impact
and £620 was raised on the evening from the sales of the DVD.
By May 2012, following the home-copy and distribution of the documentary, more than 800 people had watched it and the numbers continued to build from there. The documentary was made possible due to the dedicated voluntary efforts of those involved, together with the final remaining funds from registered charity, Eye Of The Fly.