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HELLO!

Thank you for taking the time to view PADDLING OUT's JustGiving page, we really appreciate your support.

The four of us (Alice Ridding, Charlotte Pinder, Francesca Di Palma and Danda Smart) are swimming 2 miles in the sea at Sandbanks beach, Dorset on Saturday 8th September, to raise money for Hope and Homes for Children.

Please view our video here, which will hopefully give you an insight as to what we are doing and why we are doing it.

Hope and Homes for Children (HHC) focus on working with children who have been institutionalised. The charity work to remove the children from the institutions and either reintegrate them back with their biological families, into foster care or lastly, into adoption.

HHC work in 10 different countries in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Initially the choice of charity was made by Danda, who has a very close and personal connection to the work they do. Danda began her life in an institution in Bucharest, Romania and was later adopted at the age of 2 1/2 by an English family.

So many children in this world, are not as fortunate as Danda.

I'm sure you'll agree that giving a child the love and care of a family as Hope and Homes for Children do, is a worthwhile cause to support.

Thank you again for your generosity.

Love from the team.

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Raising money for

Hope and Homes for Children

Hope and Homes for Children

Charity Registration No. 1089490

Hope and Homes for Children is an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family. Our vision is a world in which children no longer suffer institutional care.

Donations 72

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Well done FDP! I don't know what's more frightening swimming 2 miles in salty brine or letting the Year 8s see you in a swimming cozzie!

Donation by ANDREW HEMMINGS on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Danda and team, a fantastic thing to have done.

Donation by Shelia McDermot & Mary james on 22/09/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Alice and the team. Fantastic thing to do Was it cold? !!!!! jan & andy morley XX

Donation by jan morley on 18/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Pub roundup of Charlotte's friends on 14/09/12

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

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Glad to hear it went well, from Tisbury people and family friends.

Donation by Barbara, Emma, Jane & Beedle family on 14/09/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Danda and the team! What an awesome adventure, you rock! xx

Donation by Christine Jolliffe on 12/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Goooooooood luck Charlotte you should be fine with that 2.5 mins of training you did haha ;) xxx and good luck to everybody else xxx

Donation by Danielle Cliffen on 08/09/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/09/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck! I'm so impressed xxxx

Donation by Livi Coward on 08/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Alice Lovell on 08/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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WOOOHOOO

Donation by Emily Dillon on 08/09/12

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Swim with all our might... for them! Well done Danda. Thinking of you as you swim out. Lots of love-very proud of you. Delia

Donation by Delia Gray on 08/09/12

£30.00

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Good luck Charlotte and team!! Wish I could have been there xx

Donation by Hannah Roberts on 07/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Danda and team, will be thinking of you.

Donation by Allen & Sandra on 07/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Danda, Frankie and Team!! I hope all goes well :)

Donation by Katy Caulfield on 07/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Danda, Love

Donation by Henrietta Dillon on 07/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done all of you, great cause, great challange, can't wait to watch you all finish! My tip... try get picked up by a dolphin.

Donation by McAndrea on 07/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/09/12

£20.00

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Go Danda and team, from more Tisbury folk.

Donation by Sarah, Claire and South Western Tisbury on 04/09/12

£40.00

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Good Luck Frazzie! Will be keeping fingers crossed for calm waters.

Donation by Sue Whibley on 04/09/12

£25.00

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Good luck all, from people in Tisbury

Donation by Elizabeth, Andrew, Rex & Shelia on 03/09/12

£45.00

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AMAZING! Danda and friends, such r.e.s.p.e.c.t. :-) and good luck on the day xxx

Donation by Joanna Skeels on 03/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,492.00
  • Offline donations£195.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,687.00
  • Gift Aid£279.25

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