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Catherine Stefanutti raised £3,000 from 78 supporters


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£3,000raised of £3,000 target by 78 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,000 to Help little Davide and his family rebuild their lives. after a tragic swimming pool accident, robbed them of normal life.

    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    On 3 August 2018 I fulfilled my lifelong dream to swim from England to France across the English Channel. It took me 16 hours and 7 minutes of non-stop swimming to land on a Sandy Beach in France, an extremely emotional moment.

    I wanted to use the opportunity to make a difference for others and set out to raise. money for Davide and his family. While I was swimming so many people donated to the fund and I was overwhelmed by the love and support shown.

    I would like to keep the moment going to raise as much as I possibly can for the family who are deeply grateful for your generosity.

    In July 2015 an accident in a swimming pool, at a summer camp, robbed an energetic and joyful little boy, called Davide, of his vitality. A doctor managed to resuscitate him, but in an instant, the life of Davide and his family changed forever. His distraught parents, siblings and family have travelled a difficult, heartbreaking path, trying to restore as much quality to their lives as possible. It has been a massive strain adapting life to care for him and to face the financial strain of therapies and rehabilitation. The strength and love of this family is admirable and it would be a privilege to help them in any way I can.

    Every bit of help, however small, is greatly appreciated and will go directly to the cause.

    Please note my swim is completely self-funded an no fundraising money will be used for this. All funds will go to help Davide in his much needed therapy and medical care.



    • Catherine Stefanutti1 month ago
      Catherine Stefanutti

      Catherine Stefanutti

      1 month ago

      Thank you for the love and support you showed me as I swam to France and for extending your love to Davide. Together, we raised £3000 to improve his quality of life. Message from Elena, Davide's Mum "I thank Catherine for the gesture of devoting her swim to Davide. I thank every single person who devoted a thought, a donation or a moment of their time to read our story, the story of Davide. Thanks to your help, we can now guarantee Davide a decent quality of treatment and can continue work to restore as much of his life as possible"

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    • Rosemary Phillips Robinson

      Rosemary Phillips Robinson

      Sep 7, 2018

      Well done 🏊‍♂️❤️


    • Anonymous


      Sep 5, 2018

      Donation from WW members Jenny, Bev, Irene and Shirley

    • Annette Bodenham

      Annette Bodenham

      Sep 2, 2018

      Amazing! Unbelievable strength and such an inspiration. Lots of love,The Bodenhams xx


    • Katharine Stappard (Marheineke)

      Katharine Stappard (Marheineke)

      Aug 17, 2018

      Congratulations Catherine!!! You are amazing! Lots of love Katharine and David xxx


    • Luca


      Aug 15, 2018

      Well done mum im so proud of you for completing a goal which many people will never achieve. Congratulations!


    • Jacqueline Nitzsche

      Jacqueline Nitzsche

      Aug 8, 2018

      Well done - amazing achievement!


    • Ed Horne

      Ed Horne

      Aug 7, 2018

      What an inspiring swim - well done! Ed


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    Catherine Stefanutti

    Catherine Stefanutti

    I am fulfilling a lifelong dream to swim from England to France. This is by far the biggest challenge of my life and I am so grateful for all the moral support given to me so far. I would like to us the opportunity to raise funds for young Davide and his wonderful family

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