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Lucy Allen

The money I raise will go to Counselling for Social Change - it will be used to give free counselling to people in need in the South West.

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I have been facing mental health head on for over 12 years now, sometimes working to keep myself afloat and often providing free therapy to keep others afloat using my counselling training. I believe in bringing light into the darkness when it is needed most and counselling is a wonderful way to do that. 

I joined the amazing @swimdemcrew in January when I was determined to use sport to keep a handle on my own mind, this group has kept my spirits up & together we have trained for this MASSIVE swim!!! Thanks to everyone :-)

I have always loved the water but when you are face down in the same pool for 3 hours at a time counting laps it really pushes your mind to its limits and makes you do things like sing underwater!

The training has pushed me harder than I've gone before in sport & getting to the end of this race will be the result of 6 months of determination. 

Event details

River Dart 10k

The 10k swim is known as the swimmer's marathon and is an Olympic race. I will be swimming down the River Dart along with hundreds of others, we'll all be dressed like a seals in neoprene suits.

I'll be swimming with the fishes for about 4 hours, front crawl the whole way... think of me while you drink tea in bed on Sunday morning, I'll be face down in the river!

Event date

10-September-2017 09:45

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Brilliant. Well done Lucy.
Donation by Tessa Winters
on 30-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Congratulations Lucy Love Graham and Carol
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-09-2017
£6.25 gift aid
I'm so proud to call you a friend fellow Swimling. You are so much more capable than you know 💙
Donation by Swimling
on 16-09-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Well done, Lucy - that training in The Helford paid off!
Donation by James and Corinne
on 12-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Lucy!
Donation by Kate
on 12-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Lucy! You're a true inspiration and kind-hearted person.
Donation by Emily
on 11-09-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Ali
on 10-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done squirt so proud of you!
Donation by All the mackenzies and mittons
on 10-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Cous! Swim swim swim! X
Donation by Susie
on 10-09-2017
£6.25 gift aid
So proud of you Lucy! Well done. Can't wait to see you soon in London xx
Donation by Gail
on 10-09-2017
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £920.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £920.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,118.75

Donations closed

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