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In August I'll be swimming 750m in the ball-shrinking waters of the Thames at Marlow. I'm a complete wimp when it comes to cold water and I'm likely to squeal like a little girl so please give generously.

I'm raising money for Viva! who campaign against factory farming and promote a vegetarian lifestyle.

More about the swim here: http://humanrace.co.uk/events/open-water-swimming/marlow-swim

Updates 7

Did it! What a delightful swim. It was damn hard work though. Finished in 20:43 and came 43rd out of 62. Thank you to everyone who has donated. I'm really touched x

25/08/13 20:06

Did a 500m swim in Weir Wood reservoir the other evening. Two hours to drive there, 15 minutes to put my wetsuit on, 15 minutes to take it off again afterwards and an hour and a half drive back, all for a half hour swim. Ah, the sacrifices I make for you people!

22/08/13 11:22

Went for a beautiful open water training session on Lake Bala thanks to Dan at http://www.goneswimming.co.uk/ A vintage bomber flew over and my partner and my boy went by on a steam train - these things just don't happen in the swimming pool. Glad I did it but I'm still daunted!

22/07/13 10:28

When a report is titled, 'Swimming in the River Thames can carry a risk of gastrointestinal illness' it doesn't give me much confidence. To add to the irony it was published the very day I signed up to do the swim.

06/06/13 11:05

8850m swam this year in training for my Marlow Thames swim. That's a quarter of the Channel. Oh.

03/06/13 15:08

Raising money for

Viva!

Viva!

Charity Registration No. 1037486

Support us and help Viva! campaign for a better world. The most powerful action you can take to end animal suffering, improve your health, protect the environment and bring fairness to the world’s poor is to stop eating meat and dairy.

Donations 33

From Monica and Richard. Thank you!

Donation by Anonymous on 01/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Simon!

Donation by Eileen Liggitt on 19/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/08/13

£10.00

Well done, great achievement.

Donation by Sharon on 27/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done You Salmon-Simon-Fish You!

Donation by Emsie on 27/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done - must have been hard work but for a great cause

Donation by Rachel (viola player with Annie W) on 27/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Simon!! Great achievement for fantastic cause!

Donation by Anne-Marie on 26/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anne on 25/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Viva is brilliant, thank you for everything you do for them, and good luck with the swim!

Donation by Anon on 24/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck!

Donation by Paul Maxwell on 24/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

good luck simon we know you will do it x x x

Donation by deborah kemp on 24/08/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 24/08/13

£20.00

Money well spent. Swim well Simon.

Donation by Derek Hector on 23/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I'm impressed, Simon. All the very best! Arlene

Donation by Arlene Duff on 23/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Simon, you're very brave!

Donation by Laura Turner on 23/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Sorry it's not much but all I can afford at the monent. Good luck and well done

Donation by Jane Litchfield on 23/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck Simon. Don't swallow any water, I may have weed in that water as a child!

Donation by Karen on 23/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Simon!

Donation by Scoffe on 18/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck old boy!

Donation by Griz on 15/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Don't swallow the water!

Donation by Katrina on 14/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck!

Donation by Suzanne on 09/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Laurence Hill on 08/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From my ma & pa. Thank you folks!

Donation by Ma & Pa Parkin on 22/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Jane E on 10/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£369.71
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£369.71
  • Gift Aid£77.50

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