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Ollie Horbye and Christian Seiersen raised £5,210 from 97 supporters


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£5,210raised of £5,000 target by 97 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,210 to donate to the White Helmets by swimming the Bosphorus

    Bosphorus, Istanbul
    Funded on Monday, 15th October 2018

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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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      Bosphorus, Istanbul

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