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I'm swimming a mile for Malawi.  Sponsor me!

The charity I work for, the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust, are renovating the ship Chauncy Maples on Lake Malawi to serve as a clinic to the villages along the coast of the lake. 

There is an acute lack of access to healthcare in Malawi, with villagers on the lake having to travel by dug-out canoe for many miles, risking storms and crocodiles, to access healthcare.  There are no roads to most of these villages, and few vehicles.  HIV, measles, infant and maternal mortality, TB; these are all serious problems.

So I'm putting my money where my mouth is, to swim a symbolic mile for Malawi.  A mile is 64 and a bit lengths of a normal swimming pool - not an easy distance for me and one I've only done once before, when I was a little lighter.  I will be doing my mile, and maybe more if I can, at Temple Cowley Pools and Fitness Centre in Oxford at 9.30am on Sunday 18th September.

If you wish to join me you are most welcome, and Chauncy Maples would really appreciate the extra sponsorship!  It's a general swimming time but hopefully I've chosen a quiet period.  But whether you join me or not, I hope you feel inspired to sponsor me and play a small part in bringing better healthcare to Malawi.

Raising money for

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Charity Registration No. 1140117

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust is renovating Africa’s oldest ship to become a floating clinic for lakeside communities in Malawi. Greatly improved healthcare will lead to increased school attendance, fewer working days lost to preventable illness, and better life chances for these communities.

Donations 21

Well done you!

Donation by Geoff & Rachael Fordham on 13/10/11

Well done! Payday came so here is the promised donation. x

Donation by Cassi Perry on 27/09/11

Hi Dave - finally got round to sponsoring.... Well done !

Donation by Clare on 20/09/11

good luck David

Donation by margaret shaw on 18/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope it's going well, Davey - with any luck you'll be there by now!

Donation by Robert Sykes on 18/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Don't you dare drown H&P

Donation by Paul Salvidge on 17/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Lovely cause, Enjoy your swim ! x

Donation by Alison Magnall on 17/09/11

£30.00

I am sure the swim will go well. good luck

Donation by jenny Walker on 16/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Dave (in advance !). A great cause too xx

Donation by Joanne Acty on 15/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck David. We are very impressed with your challenge. Uncle Steve & Fe x

Donation by Fiona Strachan on 14/09/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Never mind the Crocs, think of the Guinea Worm and Bilharzia and other water-borne nasties that you are helping to combat. Nice one Dave!

Donation by Jon Bowen on 12/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

go dave go

Donation by Janie on 07/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Dave- you can do it!

Donation by Rachel Todd on 06/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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kolhakavod dave! &of ed's crocs- fear not- they're just remote controld lookalikes, &only programd 2tickle u with their teeth in bulging places ;-)

Donation by Ariel Moss on 01/09/11

£18.72

+ £4.68 Gift Aid

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swim as if it was lake malawi full of crocs dave

Donation by edward pope on 27/08/11

£20.00

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Good Luck Honey!! I know you can do it :)

Donation by Ally on 26/08/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck with completing this strenuous challenge.

Donation by Mary Malpas on 26/08/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Larissa Hofmann on 25/08/11

£10.00

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go Dave !

Donation by orlando hampton on 19/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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GOOD LUCK FOR SWIM AND FINAL LAUNCH IN MALAWI, IF YOU NEED A PHOTOGRAPHER LET ME KNOW CHEERS

Donation by Ken Paterson on 18/08/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£353.72
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£353.72
  • Gift Aid£73.43

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