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Likkle Swimmers

Likkle Swimmers Summer 2017

to be able to run Likkle Swimmers Charity in 2017. We will be teaching the children (aged 3 to 9 years) in, Treasure Beach, Jamaica the life saving skill of how to swim. We hope they can pass this on.
£18,825
raised of £17,000 target
by 155 supporters
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Closed on 26/06/2017
RCN 1170956

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Story

In May 2014, tragedy struck when two boys lost their father in a drowning accident whilst on holiday in the Jamaican fishing village of Treasure Beach, where the family had spent many previous family holidays. Early one morning, the elder boy was paddling when a riptide pulled him out to sea. His father raced into the sea and saved his life, but then drowned before his eyes. In February 2015 Charlotte accompanied the family to Treasure Beach, where she helped teach the elder boy his confidence to go back into the sea. Charlotte saw at once that Treasure Beach was a close community and a very special place, and it was there that she watched the boys begin to recover their spirit for life. In February 2016, Charlotte returned again with the family, this time as a friend. She returned again, this time to work as a volunteer in local nurseries and the primary school. One tragic consequence of this has been the number of lives the village has lost to the ocean in drowning accidents.

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Likkle Swimmers

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RCN 1170956
In May 2014, a 4 year old boy was pulled out to sea by a riptide; his father swam out and saved his life, but then tragically drowned before their eyes. We have discovered that so few of the children can swim, because they are surrounded by fear and no access to lessons and we want to change this.

Donation summary

Total raised
£18,824.91
+ £183.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,747.52
Offline donations
£15,077.39
Direct donations
£3,107.52
Donations via fundraisers
£640.00

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