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Mark Nielson

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£420raised of £500 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to support Aveton Gifford Community Swimming Pool

Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom

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I've seldom missed an opportunity to swim - usually in warm coastal waters on beach holidays around the globe. I've had no intention of braving the cold UK waters, until, in a wine weakened state, caving in to family pressure to enter The Bantham Swoosh on 6th July. I managed to secure one of the last remaining tickets, a precondition of which was to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

It's a 6km estuary swim to the sea and starts near the village of Aveton Gifford, where the community really relies on their open air community pool, not least to teach their kids to swim. It’s attached to the school, and used for primary school swim lessons as well as open for village use. It’s a much loved facility that now needs to be self-supporting and Swoosh fundraisers over the past several years have paid for all kinds of repairs and maintenance. This year they need a new winter cover, plastic treads, an expensive new pool liner and the list goes on.

Any small contribution you're able to make will go a long way to sustaining this village asset for many years to come. Beholding my neoprene clad awkwardness in a wetsuit at 6am will sustain my fellow swimmers for just a few hours. Thanks very much in advance!

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  • Richard Braithwaite

    Richard Braithwaite

    May 31, 2019

    Good luck Mark!


  • Jenny


    May 19, 2019

    Good luck Mark

  • Jen Lock

    Jen Lock

    May 17, 2019

    It gives 'deep dive' a whole new meaning! Hope it goes swimmingly ...


  • Clare McKenna

    Clare McKenna

    May 3, 2019

    Go Mark!


  • Raj Morjaria

    Raj Morjaria

    May 1, 2019

    Now this is different Good luck Mark!


  • Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Apr 30, 2019

    no pictures on yammer please


  • James Bradbury

    James Bradbury

    Apr 30, 2019

    Go fish boy

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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom

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