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Closed 07/09/2017

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£375
raised of £300 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £375 to help The Kichanga Foundation teach swimming to the Zanzibar island community.

    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 7th September 2017

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    The Kichanga Foundation:
    The Kichanga Foundation was set up in 2005 by the Kichanga lodge founders for the purpose of developing the Kichanga people, focusing on local empowerment and sustainable projects.

    Being a fishing community, everyone in the Zanzibar community lives from the sea. Despite this, too many of the villagers lack the basic, life saving skill of swimming.

    In 2016, the Foundation started an AMAZING programme. The Swimming Programme. Teaching children and adults how to swim, the Swimming Programme is protecting and enhancing the lives of everyone involved.

    Rachel's Story:
    Having swam from a very young age and worked as a lifeguard at the age of 19, I can not begin to imagine living and working from the sea, yet not being able to also experience the enjoyment and self-confidence that swimming can give. This is such a basic skill that I believe EVERYONE should have - even if you don't enjoy it!

    In August 2017 I will be swimming 2 miles/ 3.2km in Scotland's beautiful (chilly) Loch Lomond, with the Great Swim 2017 event.

    I am hoping to raise awareness of the essential, and mostly voluntary work, that the very small team at The Kichanga Foundation are doing... And if I can raise some money along the way, so that the volunteers can actually focus less on trying to scrape money together and more on improving the life of the Zanzibar community, then my work here is done.

    If you can donate even just 15p (LESS THAN A FREDDO BAR), every little really does help.

    For more information you can visit The Kichanga Foundation's website at www.kichangafoundation.org

    All proceeds (minus minimal processing fees from JustGiving) raised through my JustGiving page will go directly to The Kichanga Foundation.

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    • Rachel McBride3 years ago
      Rachel McBride

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      3 years ago
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    • Rachel McBride3 years ago
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      Rachel McBride

      3 years ago

      Finished my 2 mile swim in Loch Lomond. A bit of a miracle that I beat my time from last year by 4 minutes. Thank you all for donating and keeping me motivated. You've help me to raise an unbelievable £360 for The Kichanga Foundation, every single penny will be put to good use. #KichangaFoundation #greatscottishswim

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    • Rachel McBride3 years ago
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      Rachel McBride

      3 years ago

      My final swim, packing and car checks are over with! Fingers crossed good night sleep before my drive to Glasgow tomorrow, ahead of Saturday... No doubt tomorrow will be a sleepless night! I would like to thank everyone for donating and sharing my page. We already hit my first target of £200, so anything more is a huge bonus. THANK YOU!!!! #nervous #letsdothis #greatswim #KichangaFoundation

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    • Rachel McBride3 years ago
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      Rachel McBride

      3 years ago

      Further training in the gym tonight, mainly core and arms. The bonus of it being the second year is I know where my weaknesses are! #whereismypie #greatscottishswim #kichangafoundation #justgiving

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    22

    • Kim Wrigley

      Kim Wrigley

      Aug 30, 2017

      Well done Rachel from Kim a friend of your mum's. X

      £10.00

    • Helen Colclough

      Helen Colclough

      Aug 26, 2017

      Good luck!! x

      £5.00

    • June

      June

      Aug 26, 2017

      £10.00

    • julie mcbride

      julie mcbride

      Aug 25, 2017

      Good luck Rach from me and Jack. At least you don't need to worry about loch Ness is

      £30.00

    • Katy Howarth

      Katy Howarth

      Aug 25, 2017

      Good Luck ! : ) You are braver than me x

      £5.00

    • Nigel Kerney

      Nigel Kerney

      Aug 25, 2017

      All the best Rach :)

      £5.00

    • Adele Davies

      Adele Davies

      Aug 25, 2017

      Good luck xx

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