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ASPIRE NEPTUNE

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We've joined together to raise money for charity. You'll see our team fundraising target on the right. Your donation can really help us smash this goal

A couple of months ago, colleagues from Leicester Neptune Swimming Club came up with the idea to swim the English Channel to raise money for Aspire.  This is one of the toughest challenges a swimmer could face, so of course the six of us signed up.  We really want to make a difference to the lives of those who suffer such awful injuries and at the same time, take on this massive challenge!

In Mid-November we passed our assessment at Aspire with flying colours and learned about all the great work that Aspire carries out and experiences of others who have completed this challenge.  We were also fortunate enough to meet Paula Craig MBE, who is an amazing lady who told us how Aspire had helped her and the impact they have had on her life following a tragic accident that left her paralysed from the waist down.  Her story alone has given us all inspiration to train hard and complete this challenge.

Our team have commenced with a training programme to take us
through the Winter and start our open-water swims in Spring for
acclimatisation.  We will also undertake training sessions in Dover Harbour in May, June and July.  Dependent on tides, our challenge will take place anytime from the 8 August 2019. 

Here are some things we’ll encounter on the challenge:-

21 miles of swimming minimum - will swim further due to tidesWater temperatures between 14 and 18 degrees centigrade

Stinging Jellyfish

Swimming round the clock - possibly through the night in complete darkness

Potential rough seas

Floating debris, thick seaweed

Fighting fatigue and hypothermia

The Channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world with up to 500 tankers, container ships, ferries and fishing vessels passing through the arrow straight every day; it’s the M25 of shipping!

Please help me and the Aspire Neptune team raise money for
this great cause.

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Raised so far

Raised: 109%
 

Team target: £12,000.00

Raised so far: £13,117.03

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Charlie Goddard

Charlie's English Channel Relay Swim

79 donations

115%

£3,458.83

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Kate Mccallister

Kate's English Channel swim relay

62 donations

108%

£2,172.33

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Katie Kirk

Katie's English Channel Swim Relay

84 donations

154%

£3,095.54

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MACIEJ MOSIOLEK

Maciej's English Channel Relay Swim

51 donations

102%

£2,040.00

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Samuel McCallister

Sam's English Channel Relay Swim page

50 donations

134%

£2,350.33

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