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    Weʼve raised £1,035 to Swim 10K on the river Dart in Devon to support a cause I am passionate about – a “Child Africa” school in Kabale, Uganda

    Derby, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    I have rather rashly entered a 10K swim event, on the river Dart in Devon and I am appealing for sponsorship. This is a distance I have not attempted before and as it takes place in September with water temperatures expected to be about 12C or below, its going to be quite a challenge!

    All the funds generated will go to support a cause I am passionate about – a “Child Africa” school in Kabale, Uganda. I was privileged to be involved in the setting up of a link with this school, back in 2014, when I was teaching at Littleover Community School, Derby and I am delighted that this link has grown stronger, year on year.

    I wish you all could see first hand, as I have, the huge positive impact this “Child Africa” school is having on the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children. Life changing, is a term much over used but is wholly appropriate in this situation. It is inspirational to meet and hear the stories of so many people whose lives have been transformed through the work of “Child Africa” and this school. The great thing is, that because of our on going work we know where every penny is being spent.

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    • Christopher Simmons11 months ago
      Christopher Simmons

      Christopher Simmons

      11 months ago

      Didn't drown! In fact completed in 2hrs 50 ......... all done in now Thank you all who supported Chris

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    • Christopher Simmons11 months ago
      Christopher Simmons

      Christopher Simmons

      11 months ago

      Before the event, weather forecast still dire!

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    • Christopher Simmons11 months ago
      Christopher Simmons

      Christopher Simmons

      11 months ago

      Hi all 2 days to go and sat in the registration car park in a downpour. Grim weather forecast for Sunday, my swim day... 40 mile an hour gusts and more rain are predicted to produce v challenging conditions. Choppy will be an understatement - not what I had in mind on entering. I'm going to be brave and go for it. Chris

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    Page last updated on: 9/12/2017 7:02 PM

    Supporters

    49

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 12, 2017

      £20.00

    • Ashok Venkatesh

      Ashok Venkatesh

      Sep 11, 2017

      Well done Chris!

    • josh simmons

      josh simmons

      Sep 10, 2017

      £10 from Steve Boxall via pub!

      £10.00

    • Jonty Elliott

      Jonty Elliott

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done Chris, we knew you'd do brilliantly! Jonty & Ali x

      £10.00

    • Sue Arnott

      Sue Arnott

      Sep 10, 2017

      £20.00

    • Ray Wright

      Ray Wright

      Sep 10, 2017

      Good luck- don't forget your arm bands!!!!

      £30.00

    • Rob Archer

      Rob Archer

      Sep 10, 2017

      You must be mad! Hope it goes well and the weather forecast is wrong!

      £20.00

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    Christopher Simmons

    Christopher Simmons

    Derby, United Kingdom

    Retired Teacher Littleover Community School

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