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Swim for Fish

A group of friends attempting to swim the 32km English Channel to raise awareness & money for research into the extremely rare GNET type of Sarcoma.

Raising money for multiple charities

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The six of us will be attempting to swim the English Channel to raise awareness and money into the research of the rare GNET type of Sarcoma. The reason - one of our very special friends and in two cases, wife and sister; Sarah Raven (maiden name Fisher hence the Swim for Fish title) was diagnosed with a GNET Sarcoma, a very rare type of cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Only around 60 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with this rare illness so information and research is scarce. Unfortunately because it's not a profitable illness for big pharmaceutical companies, they won't carry out the required investigation to find a cure which is why we're going to try to raise as much money as possible.

Event details

Swim for Fish

Jen Laing, Will Hardy, Laura Fisher, Charlotte Culley,
Jonathan Wheater and Jonathan Raven will be attempting to swim the English Channel between 27th and 30th August 2016. The actual swimming distance of the Channel is between 30-40 miles as the tides will be pushing us from side to side.

Karen Chin, co-founder of 'Above and Beyond', one of the charities we are raising money for, has been a real positive influence in Sarah's life over the past few months. Unfortunately she is unable to join us on the Dover to Calais swim but has taken on her own massive challenge in order to raise money for the cause. Karen will be swimming the 32km distance in a swimming pool in the week preceding the cross Channel swim. This means Karen will be swimming approx 200 lengths per day.

Event date

27-August-2016 01:00  - 
30-September-2016 19:00

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Best wishes to you all.
Donation by Emma Stopford (Partridge)
on 19-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Becca Brown
on 18-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done all of you!
Donation by Karina
on 19-11-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by BC
on 28-10-2016
£6.26 gift aid
Well Done from the team at RPP
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-10-2016
£12.50 gift aid
DAHS alumnae 1981 sent with one love
Donation by Jill Tune nee Errington
on 15-10-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Ruth Ivory
on 04-10-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Laura & Team.
Donation by David Tomkins
on 03-10-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Every small donation goes to help this very special cause.
Donation by Pauline
on 02-10-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Well done to all of you. You are all superhero's
Donation by Sue Duggan
on 23-09-2016
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £19,311.12
Offline Donations: £1,650.00
Total Raised: £20,961.12
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £24,778.54

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