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£2,000raised of £2,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,000 to Support the Family counselling Trust who help local teenagers with mental health difficulties who need counselling but can't afford it.

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    Somewhere in a pond in Wiltshire,,,
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    Funded on Monday, 26th December 2016

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    I intend to swim in an unheated swimming pond at least twice a week for a year. The endeavour started in August 2016 and I will continue swimming until August 2017. I am documenting my swims on facebook. My aim is to raise money to improve teenage mental health through supported counselling. As a science teacher and Pastoral Head with nearly 23 years' experience of classroom teaching, I am fully (and tragically) aware of the increase in mental health problems among teenagers in Wiltshire (and the UK in general) . I sincerely hope that by supporting cheaper counselling for families and individuals I can make a difference and give young people a chance of happiness in today's complicated society..

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    • Rachel Eveling

      Rachel Eveling

      2 months ago

      Rachel Eveling

      Can I just say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has encouraged me so far, and has kindly donated just over £2000 for the Family Counselling Trust. I will be continuing to swim for the next 8 months, and will be keeping a record of my watery progress on my facebook page "Swimming for Teenage Mental Health". If anyone would like to donate to this cause there is now a direct link to the Family Counselling Trust website which I will attach here: http://www.familycounsellingtrust.org/donation.html Thanks again for all the encouragement. xx

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      Rachel Eveling

      2 months ago

      Rachel Eveling

      Week 20 Swim on Thursday 22 December. The water was only 5 Degrees C but felt fine – I think because I was wearing a wetsuit and wasn’t tired or hungry. I believe this is the last swim I’ll record on the Crowdfunding page before it expires on 27 December. But I will carry on recording all swims on facebook pages – my own Rachel Eveling page and a page called “Swimming for teenage mental health” Once the Family Counselling Trust have been recognised by Justgiving, or have activated ththeir direct donation link, I’ll share the information.

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    • Rachel Eveling

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      2 months ago

      Rachel Eveling

      https://www.facebook.com/rachel.eveling.7 The link above leads to a video. Today's swim on 20th December was cold. There's a surprise I can hear you thinking.The water and air temperatures were both the same- about 5 deg C. However I was cheered by some jolly Christmas hand-warmers that the staff Secret Santa had given me. They came in very handy today!!!! HO HO Ho..... Well it wasn't as bad as some Christmas cracker jokes I have heard recently. My husband was also very supportive and made me a hot drink while I thawed out in the shower.

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      2 months ago

      Rachel Eveling

      https://www.facebook.com/rachel.eveling.7/posts/1029085323903272 On 16 December I swam with Andrew and Elizabeth. The water temperature was 7 deg C. We are promoting a swim on 29 January when there will be live music as well as brunch to entertain all swimmers and their friends/supporters. Please support our ongoing efforts for the FCT. Attached is a link to my facebook page. Happy Christmas to you all!!

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    • Rachel Eveling

      Rachel Eveling

      Dec 21, 2016

      Want to see what happens when you hit your target with Crowdfunding!!

      £7.00

    • Rachel Eveling

      Rachel Eveling

      Dec 20, 2016

      Thanks to the Castle Lane Boys who donated the remainder of their rugby night out kitty!

      £10.10

    • Beverley CORNISH

      Beverley CORNISH

      Dec 14, 2016

      A very worthy cause, Rachel, and very definitely an extraordinary way of raising money for it. Therefore very happy to help you get closer to your target whilst sitting in my warm and dry office!

      £30.00

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    Rachel Eveling

    Rachel Eveling

    Somewhere in a pond in Wiltshire,,,

    I have taught science, maths (and other subjects) to teenagers for 22 years and am also qualified as a counsellor. I am deeply concerned about the impact increasingly common and disabling mental health problems have on the happiness and welfare of teenagers.

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