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£30,056raised of £50,000 target by 41 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to Swimming the English Channel

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Surrey, United Kingdom

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In July 2018, I will be embarking on the challenge of swimming a gruelling 22 miles in 13 degree water across the English Channel to raise funds for a project ran by The British Asian Trust.

We are working together in the red-light districts of Mumbai to protect children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Child trafficking and child prostitution is a billion-dollar business in India. It is estimated that 1.2 million children in India are subjected to commercial sexual exploitation.

The organisation runs three night care centres for children at risk, as well as shelter homes and a residential training centre for girls rescued from the trafficking trade. This project will support India’s first online resource centre on prevention of sexual offences against children and provide 80 girls and young women 15+ with a rehabilitation care program to build better futures.

I am honoured to be one of the first EVER British Asian women to take on this challenge, with only just short of 1500 people to EVER complete the swim. Taking on average 13 hours, in light and darkness I will be battling with jelly fish, ship tankers and sea sickness but I am prepared to train hard to support an incredible cause that I am so passionate about.

With a huge challenge ahead of me, both physically and mentally, I would be hugely grateful for any donations towards this life changing project.

Thank you for your support.

Leah

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    41

    • Nick Gold

      Nick Gold

      Feb 16, 2018

      Trickett, it doesn’t matter how many tournaments you win, you’ll never be as rich as me.

      £11,000.00

    • Priya Khosla

      Priya Khosla

      Feb 16, 2018

      All the best 🙏🏼

      £10.00

    • Philip Patrick

      Philip Patrick

      Feb 16, 2018

      Best of luck

      £300.00

    • simon gillis

      simon gillis

      Feb 15, 2018

      What a challenge for an excellent cause

      £200.00

    • Maurice Goodman

      Maurice Goodman

      Feb 15, 2018

      Good luck!

      £35.00

    • RoMike

      RoMike

      Feb 15, 2018

      Good luck

      £500.00

    • Laura Hancock

      Laura Hancock

      Feb 14, 2018

      This is an incredible thing!!! Well done you! xx

      £10.00

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    Leah Chowdhry

    Leah Chowdhry

    Surrey, United Kingdom

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