£35,068raised of £75,000 target by 55 supporters

Weʼre raising £75,000 to Swimming the English Channel

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.


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    • Angad & Prabhleen Saluja

      Angad & Prabhleen Saluja

      May 19, 2018

      Best of Luck to our Nemo! We will see you at the Finish Line!LovePoo & Angad


    • Marisa Vine

      Marisa Vine

      May 11, 2018

      Good luck Leah! What a challenging thing to take on for such an amazing cause. You'll smash it!! xx


    • saroj Anand

      saroj Anand

      Apr 26, 2018

      What a daring and mind-blowing challenge. Hope everything goes well for you and that you have the strength and stamina to achieve you goal. I'm sure your training will pay dividends. Best of luck. xxx


    • Ricky Kapoor

      Ricky Kapoor

      Apr 20, 2018

      Fantastic Cause and Very Brave Effort. Wishing you the very best of luck. Our Very Best Wishes Mum, Sheetal & Ricky


    • Helen Laskey

      Helen Laskey

      Apr 9, 2018

      Wow Leah this is an amazing thing to do! We wish you great success and luck with the weather too! Love Pete, Helen and Emma xxxx


    • Edouard L.

      Edouard L.

      Apr 4, 2018

      Congrats Leah. This is very impressive! All the best with the training...


    • The Singh Family

      The Singh Family

      Mar 27, 2018

      LEAH, good luck with the Challenge.Best wishes.


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    Leah Chowdhry

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    Surrey, United Kingdom

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