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Weʼre raising £5,000 to donate to the White Helmets by swimming the Bosphorus

Bosphorus, Istanbul

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On July 22nd, Christian and Ollie will be swimming in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim under the team name, Bosphorus Vikings (... we both have some Scandi heritage). It will be a race from Asia to Europe across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes; the Bosphorus strait of Istanbul. The lane is closed one day a year for this race and swimmers travel from around the world to compete, including Olympic gold medalists.

We are looking to raise money for the White Helmets, who are a volunteer rescue organisation operating across the border from where we’re swimming in Syria. These volunteers are the first to respond to emergencies such as barrel bombings, running towards the danger and not away from it. They are bakers, tailors, engineers, pharmacists who risk their lives to save others. Any donation you make (big or small) will got to a very worthy cause.

We have spoken to the White Helmets team and all of your donations will go into the Hero Fund, which supports in three areas:
-Covering the medical costs for the White Helmet volunteers who get injured
-Supporting the families of the volunteers who lost their lives in the line of duty
-Replacing the life-saving equipment that gets destroyed in airstrikes.

Thank you for your donations!

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    • Tom Hörbye

      Tom Hörbye

      Jul 31, 2018

      Well done guys! Serious achievement.


    • Venetia


      Jul 30, 2018


    • Eleanor Wilkinson

      Eleanor Wilkinson

      Jul 30, 2018

      Well done!


    • Isobel Petersen

      Isobel Petersen

      Jul 26, 2018

      Super impressive!


    • Jen Craig

      Jen Craig

      Jul 26, 2018

      Congrats both - awesome achievement!


    • Sally Ashmore

      Sally Ashmore

      Jul 24, 2018

      Congratulations , on not being mown down by one of those oil tankers ploughing down the Bosphorus!


    • Catherine Seiersen

      Catherine Seiersen

      Jul 24, 2018

      Well done and glad to be able to participate.


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