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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Support Lilly's Legacy Voluntary Cat Rescue

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I'm swimming the length of Lake Windermere (17km) without a wetsuit on 2nd September, in support of Lilly’s Legacy Voluntary Cat Rescue. Based in Stoke Newington, London, Lilly's Legacy takes in stray and feral cats, giving them medical care while acclimatising them with humans before finding homes for them.

Amanda Straughan who runs the shelter full-time on a 24-hour basis, is an astonishingly selfless human being, devoted to her 15 year old autistic son and the relentless care of up to 18 cats and kittens at her home. She is not yet registered as a charity but any and all money she has goes into Lilly's Legacy, to feed, care for, vaccinate, chip and neuter the cats she rescues.

Our lovely cat Molly came from Amanda and we do what we can to support Lilly's Legacy. Cat food, cat litter and medical care all costs a lot of money and Amanda is always in need of financial support or donations of cat food/litter from her Amazon wishlist.

Swimming 17km is a vast undertaking - I expect it to take me 8-9 hours. Needless to say I have been training hard and now in July, my 'long swim' each weekend is 5-6 hours.

Please help me to support Lilly's Legacy and give Amanda some peace of mind and much needed funds to carry on her great work.

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  • Jemma Golby8 days ago
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    Jemma Golby

    8 days ago

    More training - this time 14km in the Thames Marathon from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow in 5hrs20. Gorgeous weather, lovely scenery and a slight push from the current. Just over 3 weeks to go to the big one. Windermere, look out, here I come!

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  • Jemma Golby16 days ago
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    Jemma Golby

    16 days ago

    This is Gigino. The poor guy's been really poorly, but is feeling a lot better under Lilly's Legacy's care. The first £340 you've raised is going towards a heart scan, blood tests and vaccinations for him to make sure he's a-ok, before they find him a new home.

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  • Jemma Golby24 days ago
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    24 days ago

    Training's going well - 12.5km swim last weekend in 5hrs 45mins with this little guy :)

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  • joanna hargreaves

    joanna hargreaves

    Aug 16, 2018

    Seriously impressive Jem. Best of luck. Go girl 💪


  • Handelsbanken Clapham Branch

    Handelsbanken Clapham Branch

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good luck Jemma from all at Handlesbanken.


  • jackie o'farrell

    jackie o'farrell

    Aug 12, 2018

    Go Jemma you STAR x


  • Fiona Duncan

    Fiona Duncan

    Aug 11, 2018

    Amazing challenge, and an amazing cause. I’m sure you will nail it. Good luck!


  • Rose and Dave

    Rose and Dave

    Aug 10, 2018

    You are amazing! Good luck with the swim x


  • A Skates

    A Skates

    Aug 10, 2018


  • Celia Scruby

    Celia Scruby

    Aug 6, 2018

    What an amazing challenge - best of luck!


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