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£3,395raised of £20,000 target by 75 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to fund our World Challenge trip to Zambia and help our chosen charities

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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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We are Jamie Nottage, Llewelyn Woodward and Sammy Farnfield and this is our adventure! In September 2016 we are attempting to swim the English Channel as a 3 person relay.
So why are we doing this? In 2017 Sammy & Llewelyn are going on a World Challenge trip to Zambia which will involve trekking to a village & then working with the villagers for 3 weeks to help improve their daily lives. Part of the challenge is to raise the £4,700 needed & being a swimmer Sammy chose to swim the English Channel. Realising she needed help she enlisted the support of 2 of her school friends & despite Jamie not taking part in World Challenge he was just as keen to join in.
The nearer we get to going the more we realise what a huge challenge this is, there have only been 26 successful 3 person crossings in the last 10 years!
We will start in the dark, which is quite frightening and it will take us 15 hours or more in water of around 16 degrees. As well as the cold, waves, unspeakable muck, stinging jelly fish, with the help of our pilot we have to negotiate the busiest shipping lane in the world.
To give us the best chance we have met with others that have succeeded and are training hard. Each week we are spending time in our local lake and making numerous trips to the coast to ensure we are not only used to the cold but experienced in swimming in the sea.

Your support will make all this hard work worthwhile in so many ways. Firstly, giving Sammy and Llewelyn the chance to work with villagers in Zambia, living a life unrecognisable to our own.
Also nearer to home, helping fund research into Cancer with the Institute for Cancer Research (Jamie). The desperately important support terminal patients and their families need at the time they need it most at Michael Sobell Hopsice (Sammy) and also help fund the amazing work Age UK do which, after all, we may all need one day.
Please give what you can and help us change lives.
More info at
www.jlsswimthechannel.com

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  • Samantha Farnfield

    Samantha Farnfield

    2 months ago

    Samantha Farnfield

    So we did it, thank you all so much for your support and generous donations. It was quite an adventure. We swam for 14 hours and 42 minutes, which is actually not that long for a channel crossing, but in that time we covered 49 miles!!! It was an incredible experience we will never forget.

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  • Samantha Farnfield

    Samantha Farnfield

    3 months ago

    Samantha Farnfield

    So Sunday didn't happen, so we were then put back to our original date of Thursday, but that was cancelled Wednesday! So now it looks like we will start at 11pm on Saturday night. This means we will each get 2 swims in the dark and then all day to arrive in France and getting there in daylight is the priority as you don't arrive on a beach, just rocks and cliffs so seeing where you are going is ideal

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  • Samantha Farnfield

    Samantha Farnfield

    3 months ago

    Samantha Farnfield

    So our scheduled date was the 15th September, but we have been put on notice to go 4:30am Sunday. Even now this date and time could change, it is entirely up to our pilot and his judgement of the weather, but we will be sitting by the phone from Saturday evening onwards. Updates will be published via our twitter account @jls_swim and our website www.jlsswimthechannel.com where on the day there will be live tracking and updates posted throughout the swim. Thank you so much for your support.

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  • Marion Hume

    Marion Hume

    Nov 5, 2016

    What an inspiring achievement. well done, swimmers.

    £20.00

  • Supes

    Supes

    Oct 27, 2016

    Superb effort all round. Jamie is clearly following in his Dad's footsteps with these crazy challenges...

    £10.00

  • Sue and Mike Boulton

    Sue and Mike Boulton

    Oct 10, 2016

    A great effort. Well done!

    £10.00

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Samantha Farnfield

Samantha Farnfield

Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom

3 year 11 students at Chalfonts Community College. Just finished our GCSEs and looking forward to A levels but before we do, we are going to swim the English channel

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