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Weʼre raising £300 to send donations to Water Aid and Katumba. By swimming the 22 mile distance of the English Channel.

Liverpool, UK

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As part of my year of change I have decided to swim the Channel! Now I don't plan on going to Dover but instead I will be swimming the 22 miles distance in my local pool. That's 1416 lengths.

Donations for this challenge will be split between Water Aid and a community project Katumba.


We are very blessed to live in a country where all the water we use is clean and usable. Even the waste water we use is miles cleaner than the drinking water millions around the world have access to. Water Aid has teams in 34 countries across the world, working with partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to clean water, toilets and hygiene.


This is a Brazilian drumming group I have been a part of since 2015. I get so much out of being a part of the group for my physical and mental health.

Below is some words on why we are in need of some funding:

Our trusty van, which delivers us and our hefty collection of drums to performances, workshops and fundraisers is now in need of major and immediate repair. As a not for profit organisation, all our income is reinvested back into the project, and whilst we can contribute in parts, it is too expensive for even our emergency reserves to cover. Without our van, sadly we cannot continue to function. But with your help, we can keep on doing it!

What we do: through our drumming & movement we improve the health & wellbeing of our 100 members on a weekly basis; perform & help fundraise for a number of charities; impact positively the hundreds of children and young people who take part in our school workshops; deliver our musical therapy sessions to stroke survivors, people living in mental health distress, to mention a few.

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  • Rachel Fox1 month ago
    Rachel Fox

    Rachel Fox

    1 month ago

    I have decided to extend my challenge to October Half term. I realised that I was slightly ambitious with my summer target whilst still recovering from major surgery! Same distance just 2 months extra to do it :)

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  • Rachel Fox2 months ago
    Rachel Fox

    Rachel Fox

    2 months ago

    been a wobbly start not getting as much as hoped done but I am now ready to up my weekly length goal to smash this in the 9 weeks left :) Thanks for the support so far xx

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  • Rachel Fox3 months ago
    Rachel Fox

    Rachel Fox

    3 months ago

    3 months and 1350 lengths to go. Uni is done now so got a more intensive swim plan worked out to get this done!

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3 months ago

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  • Helen Davies

    Helen Davies

    Aug 9, 2018

    Well done you! What an amazing effort and a great cause. Good luck with the rest of the swim.Helen xx


  • Pat Harvey

    Pat Harvey

    Jul 30, 2018

    You'll nail it, Rae. Good chat on Sunday.


  • Anonymous


    Jul 29, 2018

    All the best for your challenge.


  • Diana Ford

    Diana Ford

    Jul 15, 2018

    Good luck x


  • Catherine


    Jul 4, 2018

    Go Rachel! Really proud of you :) x


  • Rachel Powell

    Rachel Powell

    Jul 2, 2018


  • Jean and Stan Fox

    Jean and Stan Fox

    Jul 2, 2018

    From Nan and Grandpa and their friend x


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Rachel Fox

Rachel Fox

Liverpool, UK

This year is a year of great change for me. I had a gastric bypass operation in February after years of struggling with my weight and eating disorders. Exercise is an important part of the process so decided to set myself this challenge

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