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At approximately 0900 hours, on what will probably turn out to be a miserably wet and windy September morning, my good friend Morgan and I will be wading into the Solent strait to embark on an endurance swim to the Isle of Wight.


A few fun facts about the Solent:


1) It is well known for its phenomenally unfriendly tidal patterns.


2) It is one of the UK's busiest shipping lane and contains quite a lot - sorry not quite a lot - A LOT of boats.


Unsurprisingly, swimming in these waters is an activity that is never overly recommended.


However, with the aid of a support vessel and canoeists we will attempt to best these treacherous waters by swimming across the 7km from Gosport in England to Ryde Sands in the Isle of Wight.


In the process of attempting this foolhardy dip we hope to raise awareness, and funds, for one very unique charity, The One Foundation.


Across Africa, The One Foundation have installed over 600 "PlayPump" water systems - specially designed children’s roundabouts that pump water from deep underground. As children spin on the roundabout, clean, fresh water is pumped into a storage tank.


It’s a simple idea but one that is changing the lives of thousands of African children. Instead of walking for hours to collect water, children can go to school and entire communities benefit from access to fresh drinking water. Excess water can be used to irrigate vegetable gardens, giving communities the opportunity to grow and sell their own crops.

 
Your support for this great cause would be hugely appreciated, and if you do wish to donate to The One Foundation then all you need to do is to follow the simple steps on this page.


Alternatively if you do not wish to donate then all I ask of you is to speak kindly to the met man as a sunny, calm crossing would be greatly received...

All the best,


Olly and Morgan

Raising money for

The One Foundation

The One Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1118810

Thank you for raising money for The One Foundation. We are the charitable division of Global Ethics Ltd. We are a UK-based registered charity working with communities in Africa to address the most pressing needs, including clean water, sanitation, nutrition, health, education and poverty reduction.

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Well done guys! x

Donation by Tom Tennant on 04/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Olly!

Donation by NICHOLAS ERRINGTON on 19/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Great to watch you enter tne water and swim. Kate's parents

Donation by Betty Jackson on 09/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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You there yet?

Donation by Jim on 09/09/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Olly!

Donation by Sasha Reid on 09/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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You should be well on your way now, so good luck and have fun with "Many fishes.."

Donation by Sarah Earl on 09/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Buona fortuna Olly!

Donation by Daniela Pontis on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Katherine Tory on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Olly .. one day you will reflect on this and say "Many moons ago ..."

Donation by diane knight on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Bonne chance Olly!

Donation by Claire Daniel on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lyndal Montgomery on 08/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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I know it's cheaper than taking the ferry to Bestival, but this is taking penny-pinching to the extreme! Good luck chaps.

Donation by Tim Fearn on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck crazy man!!! :-)

Donation by Anna Dambrosio on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Watch out for Whitelink SNS - Good luck mate and may the tide be with you!!

Donation by Ian Langford on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Hunky heros!

Donation by Carly Parsons on 06/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Swim forest swim! see u on the other side, if not can i have your tent! x

Donation by tom eden on 05/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck guys! Watch out for the jellies..

Donation by jamie pinkham on 05/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Great work on the fundraising guys. Good luck and don't swallow too many fish! x

Donation by Tom Huntingford on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Another excellent adventure, well done and good luck! (What WAS that bird doing on your head?)

Donation by Richard Drinkwater on 31/08/10

£100.00

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you're a whole other kind of crazy Mr P, glad there's a beer at the end of it for you - good luck xx

Donation by Jennie Costain on 25/08/10

£10.00

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I am going to divert a big ship your way on the day...Good luck - fantastic effort - and some very good advertising for the W.W.W

Donation by Frederick Barrow on 24/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Boys best of luck and next time I'm joining you. I also have a weird desire to swim in near-freezing water and dodge boats. X

Donation by Flash on 24/08/10

£10.00

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Make sure you slap on plenty of goose fat, don't fancy the temperatures in the Solent! Mad nephew that you are! xxxx

Donation by Juliet Mortimer on 24/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good Luck , Darling Olly All my love xxxx

Donation by Granny on 24/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good luck viceroy...A weeks deep sea training in Portugal has got to be the perfect preperation....

Donation by Tim Smith on 24/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,730.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,730.00
  • Gift Aid£180.51

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