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melanie dawson

Swimming the English Channel

Raising money for
Shine Bright Foundation

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Donations accepted until 07-12-2017

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I'm a 50 year old grandmother who decided to swim the channel and Decided to raise the money for a locally based charity

Every penny donated will go directly to help fund research into Triple Negative Breast Cancer and to pay for holistic therapy treatments to help those going through the cancer journey in our local Crewe and Nantwich area.

Event details


In 2016 I was part of a channel relay attempt to swim the channel. We didn't make it so for some very strange reason I decided to give it another go but this time solo,  So after months of training, many hours swimming and the successful completion of a 6 hour qualifier in water less than 16 degrees in temperature, sometime between 5-7 September, I will leave the beach at samphire hoe and in the following 15-20 hours I will hopefully land on a beach in France.
I would love it if you could make even the smallest contribution towards the charity I want to try to raise money for, from my swim.

Event date

05-September-2017 00:00  - 
07-September-2017 00:00

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Event is completed


Donation by Alison Grocott
on 28-10-2017
£1.25 gift aid
well done
Donation by Christine Alan and Ellie
on 29-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Penny & John
on 27-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Mel on your swim. You should be very proud of what you did xx
Donation by Carl and Nicola
on 24-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Martyn
on 22-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Mel, Congratulations on an amazing achievement.
Donation by Roy Brookes
on 20-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck and thank you for choosing Shine Bright as your chosen charity.
Donation by Peter Robinson
on 16-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Mark Gavin
on 12-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Mel. At least there was no one getting in your lane.
Donation by Sally from the gym
on 05-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Mel! This is your year ! So proud of you.. Love and best wishes Lynda and Becky
Donation by Lynda Taylor
on 03-09-2017
£15.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,494.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,494.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,655.50

Donations closed

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