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£1,025raised of £2,000 target by 49 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,025 to Support Lilly's Legacy Voluntary Cat Rescue

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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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 Golby3 months ago
      Jemma Golby

      Jemma Golby

      3 months ago

      After 230km of swim training since Jan, on Sunday I swam the 17km length of Lake Windermere, England’s longest lake, in 8hrs2mins without a wetsuit (24 skins from a field of 200). Water temp 17c & near perfect conditions. It's the longest and toughest swim I've ever done but also the most beautiful & rewarding. Here’s me not long out of the water. Pie & mash followed soon after. With your help, I’ve raised nearly £1,000 which has significantly helped several stray & abandoned cats on the road to recovery and rehoming. Huge thanks! Jem

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    • Jemma Golby3 months ago
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      3 months ago

      Huge thanks to everyone for getting us over £700! I've swum just over 230 km in training for Sunday's challenge and I'm really excited to get going. Here's how your donations are being spent: - Heart scan & blood tests for grumpy Gigino - spay & MOT for 2 strays recently brought to the center - help towards treatment for Steve (pictured) who has a metatarsal fracture and an abcessed wound. Steve was a stray but is so keen on human interaction he'll be found a loving home when better rather than going back to his previous stray lifestyle.

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      4 months 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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    Supporters

    49

    • angie bowers

      angie bowers

      Sep 23, 2018

      Well done you!!!

      £20.00

    • jennie gillam

      jennie gillam

      Sep 6, 2018

      Gem your absolute swimsation!You have done the cats proudloads of love xox

      £10.00

    • Joanna Brogan Higgins

      Joanna Brogan Higgins

      Sep 4, 2018

      Well done Jem - epic swim!!!

      £50.00

    • Dave Meehan (Group 8)

      Dave Meehan (Group 8)

      Sep 4, 2018

      Well done Jemma!!From Dave, and all at Group 8!

      £50.00

    • Sally Westlake

      Sally Westlake

      Sep 1, 2018

      Best of luck Jem

      £15.00

    • Jason Pineapple

      Jason Pineapple

      Sep 1, 2018

      You are one crazy cat. Reminds of this one: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7N09o5vJzBUGood luck. x

      £5.00

    • Jason H-Smith

      Jason H-Smith

      Sep 1, 2018

      You are one crazy cat. Reminds of this one: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7N09o5vJzBUGood luck. x

      £5.00

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