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£7,421raised of £8,260 target by 389 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,421 to Bude Rugby Club Minis/Juniors, and Corey Alway and Ben Bennett

    Bude, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 15th October 2017

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    On Friday 1st September 2017 Gary Readman & Steve Maclure will be attempting to swim from Hartland Point to Lundy Island for 3 local causes in their home town of Bude. This route is an 11 mile minimum swim which has only ever been documented as having been successfully completed once, back in 1952.

    COREY is just 3 years old & suffers from 2 genetic conditions which at their worst can give him 300+ seizures a day. He has made over 270 day visits to Bristol Childrens Hospital in his short life & we are raising money that will go towards an AED (Defibrillator) machine which will allow for home & hospice visits.

    BEN is just 4 years old, he is fighting stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. Over a 2 year period, he has had: 6 rounds of introduction chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, a 10 hour operation to remove a tumour, high dose chemotherapy, been in intensive care, spent 35 days in isolation & had 6 months of immunotherapy treatment. Ben has been so brave through all of this treatment & is currently been in remission for 9 months. We are raising money to pay for his ongoing monthly hospital visits & to support him with the side effects that the treatment brings.

    BUDE RUGBY CLUBS growing Minis & Junior section now has over 200 children aged from 4 to 16 years old. It is supported by 20+ volunteers. They meet every Sunday during the season, & train in the week. We are raising money for new equipment, tackle pads, playing shirts, training aids & to assist with tour funding.

    All donations will be divided equally between the 3 Causes. The swim took place on Sept 1st. They successfully made landfall on Lundy & swam 16.25miles. It took 8hrs26mins "We are ELATED & EXHAUSTED to have completed this Challenge & are TRULY HUMBLED by all the support Thank you for donating to our 3 Causes from Gary & Steve".

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    • The Lundy Swim9 months ago
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      The Lundy Swim

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Please Copy & Paste the below Link to see Final Total story, and to read about Gary and Steve's future swimming Challenge! https://www.facebook.com/thelundyswim/photos/a.194766674393694.1073741830.185720958631599/220939618443066/?type=3&notif_id=1507973218299049&notif_t=like

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      10 months ago

      Hi there to ALL of you INCREDIBLY KIND DONATORS........please Copy and Paste the below link, to read our latest news. We had a Cup Presentation to Recognise the ORIGINAL 1952 Lundy Swimmers. https://www.facebook.com/thelundyswim/photos/a.194766674393694.1073741830.185720958631599/215148005688894/?type=3&theater

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      10 months ago

      Please copy & paste this Link for the latest Update https://www.facebook.com/thelundyswim/photos/a.194766674393694.1073741830.185720958631599/213354635868231/?type=3&theater&notif_t=like&notif_id=1506100459674850

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    Page last updated on: 10/14/2017 9:57 AM

    Supporters

    389

    • Jeremy Dempsey

      Jeremy Dempsey

      Oct 8, 2017

      Fantastic effort.You could come down to New Zealand and have a go at the Cook Straight next time!

      £20.00

    • Robbie Bullett

      Robbie Bullett

      Oct 1, 2017

      Great work ..... looking forward to your next challenge??!!!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 29, 2017

      Well done for a worthy cause.

      £20.00

    • Nicholas Edwards

      Nicholas Edwards

      Sep 22, 2017

      Tremendous effort guys and for such good causes. Congratulations.

      £200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 21, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 15, 2017

      What a feat! Well done guys!

    • Ian and Lindsey Sandilands

      Ian and Lindsey Sandilands

      Sep 14, 2017

      Well done, fantastic effort.

      £25.00

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    The Lundy Swim

    The Lundy Swim

    Bude, United Kingdom

    Gary & Steve of Bude have done a few sea swims together over the years. But they are about to take on their biggest challenge yet on Friday September 2017 to swim from the mainland to Lundy Island.This is an epic challenge & there is a high possibility that they will not make it!

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