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Closed 26/11/2020

raised of £4,485 target by 182 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,655 to provide sensory packs for Garston Manor School by Swimming the English Channel Solo

    Funded on Thursday, 26th November 2020

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    I'm swimming the English Channel to raise money for Garston Manor School.

    My son, Dylan is autistic, this has lead to many challenges through the years.

    One of the biggest reasons we have seen such development in Dylan over the years is the support his schools have provided. Garston Manor provides incredible support to the children and in turn that helps the parents in more ways than can be explained.

    Garston Manor School is a Specialist School for Autism, Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language. It serves students aged 11 - 16 with Learning Difficulties, Autism, Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

    I am aiming to fund sensory packs for all 14 classes.

    Charity Number - 293081 (Garston Manor PTA)



    • Matt Murphy4 years ago
      Matt Murphy

      Matt Murphy

      4 years ago

      Most of my training is now complete. So far I have racked up my first ever 6 hour swim, | followed by another 6hr swim, and a 4hr the next day this was followed by another 6hr & 4 hr just 4 days later. This was to rapidly build my ability to recover from the long swims. I then managed to do a 8 hour training swim, and then last weekend a 7hr & 6hr challenge. Now I'm tapering and starting to keep an eye on the weather. I'm booked to go between the 26th Aug & 1st Sept

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      4 years ago

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    • Jasmine and Jasveen

      Jasmine and Jasveen

      Oct 4, 2020

      Well done Matt for a worthy cause. You should be really proud of yourself. Best wishes Jasveen and Jasmine Sawhney


    • Dylan Dejahang

      Dylan Dejahang

      Oct 2, 2020

      Well done Matt !! Fantastic! 😁


    • Arnaud LETELLIER

      Arnaud LETELLIER

      Sep 27, 2020

      As promised, we’re doubling our donation! Congrats again!


    • Ruth


      Sep 20, 2020

      Blimey Matt! Amazing achievement. Dad of the year methinks!


    • Karen Waterman

      Karen Waterman

      Sep 17, 2020

      Amaaziiing........Well done. Your determination got you through it. So impressed. What a great sense of achievement for such a great cause


    • Nick


      Sep 17, 2020

      Matt,You have achieved a life time achievement.Well Done for the hard work


    • David Sparksman

      David Sparksman

      Sep 17, 2020

      Well done an awesome effort


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    Matt Murphy

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    After deciding to swim the channel in 2021/22. 2020 would be a great year for training and getting ready. Then corona arrived. I was realised it would be 2022 after all. Till on the 23rd of June, my pilot suggested I could go this year if I could train in 2 months.

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