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£51,131raised of £55,000 target by 199 supporters

    Weʼve raised £51,131 to Swimming the English Channel

    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 30th December 2018

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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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      199

      • Shahid

        Shahid

        Sep 27, 2018

        Amazing endeavour and a great cause. Good luck.

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 4, 2018

        well done

        £5.00

      • K’s friends

        K’s friends

        Aug 27, 2018

        Well done Leah heard from K about your impressive channel swim and for such a worthy cause!

        £50.00

      • Ranjina & Satish and family

        Ranjina & Satish and family

        Aug 26, 2018

        Well done Leah, what an achievement Xx

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Aug 14, 2018

      • Jamie Roberts

        Jamie Roberts

        Aug 13, 2018

        £500.00

      • LAXMI CHAUDHARY

        LAXMI CHAUDHARY

        Aug 10, 2018

        £20.00

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      Leah Chowdhry

      Leah Chowdhry

      Surrey, United Kingdom

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