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Weʼre raising £480 to buy soap, shampoo & food for 28 refugee families living in a squat in Athens by sponsoring me to swim 28 times in the North Sea.

St Andrews East and West Sands
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I am seeking sponsorship to undertake 28 swims in the North Sea between now and March to raise funds for 28 refugee families living in a squat in Athens.

I got to know many refugee families last year when I spent some time with their children reading and playing games as part of a local volunteer group. This volunteer group goes every week with food and lots of energy to give to the children of the squat to give them a break from the reality of their uncertain lives.

These families have no sources of income and rely on the kindness of folk to keep them supported with food. More often than not things like soap and shampoo are just not affordable. I will be going to Athens in the Spring, and with your help, it would be wonderful to give the families in the squat a supply of soap and shampoo and to contribute to the weekly food delivery.

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  • Rebecca Sweetman12 hrs ago
    Rebecca Sweetman

    Rebecca Sweetman

    12 hrs ago

    The amazing news is that we raised over £3000 for food for these kiddos. I went to see them earlier this week and lots of new faces and some old friends too. Thanks to all your support and funding there is the security of knowing that there will be a good supply of food for at least the next three months. Thank you.

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  • Rebecca Sweetman9 days ago
    Rebecca Sweetman

    Rebecca Sweetman

    9 days ago

    Swim 28: my very special guests for the last swim were fantastic fabulous friends Alexia Beverley Caroline Doug Duncan Eleri George Lizzie, Elinor Ellen Ineke Jenni Karen Lisa Mark Mike Paul Susie and Jim, the Henderson family, Jeremy, Lydia, Carol and Andy and all the kids! So many swimmers today in the gigantic waves!! I am very grateful for the huge support and encouragement and donations. We have close to £2800 for the folks at the squat. Thank you all so much you amazing folk.

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  • Rebecca Sweetman9 days ago
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    9 days ago

    Swim 27: last solo swim... and it was definitely a challenge! Swim 28 this afternoon. So hope the rain stops 🤞

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Page last updated on: 2/17/2019 19.37

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126

  • Ulrike

    Ulrike

    Feb 17, 2019

    Such a great project - and I hope this isn't too late. I know you will keep on swimming...

    £30.00

  • Conor Murnane

    Conor Murnane

    Feb 15, 2019

    Good stuff. Keep swimming, even when that weird sh*t keeps brushing off your ankles.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 12, 2019

    Well done! Feeding 28 families for three months is a remarkable achievement.

    £45.00

  • Stephen Melville

    Stephen Melville

    Feb 11, 2019

    Well done on achieving your target and raising so much cash.

    £28.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 11, 2019

    Well done, Rebecca!

  • Louise Bennet

    Louise Bennet

    Feb 11, 2019

    Amazing - Well done you crazy woman! x

    £20.00

  • Karen, Roy, Ellie & Sam

    Karen, Roy, Ellie & Sam

    Feb 9, 2019

    Wow! What a fantastic achievement - we'll done!!!

    £30.00

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Rebecca Sweetman

Rebecca Sweetman

St Andrews East and West Sands

I am going to do 28 swims in the North Sea between now and March in order to order to buy soap, shampoo and food for 28 refugee families who are living together in a dis-used school in Athens. If you would like to join me in a swim, just let me know!!

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