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Sandra  Jay Russell

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Bridport, Dorset
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Sea swimming throughout winter!!

.........why I am stepping outside my comfort zone!

Having have always worked in the field of ‘Well Being’ I fully understand how we have all struggled to some extent with our mental health and well-being during the pandemic. I moved to Bridport in April (2021) and stumbled across the inspiring charity 'Harmony Centre' in Bridport https://www.harmonydropin.org.uk/ The centre offer a dedicated and much needed service to the local people with issues around their mental health. The service has limited resources and does an amazing job. I met some of the team who struck me as a hugely gifted and dedicated team providing a place of respite, safety, solace and an open door to those who need. I knew I wanted to help in some way, so

"What better way to offer something by challenging myself and stepping outside of my own comfort zone" I have never been a sea swimmer, so thought that swimming throughout the winter would be a wonderful way of challenging myself. I joined a local group of more experienced swimmers and started acclimatising myself in preparation for the endeavour I had in mind! I then made the decision to commit to swim in the open sea throughout the winter period. As I have been preparing I am amazed at how good it feels, despite going against every natural instinct I have (to stay on the beach and keep warm) … I focus, brave the plunge and can honestly say that so far I have never regretted it…so, I dry myself with an amazing buzz, a proud glow of achievement as I head home for my hot chocolate and warm slippers!

So, if you would feel like donating to a great charity then please contribute to encourage me throughout the winter months! …no amount is too small! I am doing my challenge between November 1st and February 1st where I commit to 15- 20 winter swims. Thank you so very much :-) Sandra https://therapyservices.info/

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  • Sandra  Jay Russell2 months ago
    Sandra  Jay Russell

    Sandra Jay Russell

    2 months ago

    Swims are going well. Had lots of support too so thank you all so much. It’s certainly getting colder in the mornings - but I will keep going. Thanks again all. Please keep sharing in my behalf 🙏🏻👍

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  • Sandra  Jay Russell3 months ago
    Sandra  Jay Russell

    Sandra Jay Russell

    3 months ago

    Feeling really overwhelmed with the amount of support I am getting. This is getting much colder but I feel so inspired by everybody that it’s going to be fine.! Thanks again everybody

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Page last updated on: 1/12/2022 20.39

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21

  • Sue Price

    Sue Price

    Jan 12, 2022

    Brilliant Sandy . Well done xxx

    £10.00

  • Elsa Kitchen

    Elsa Kitchen

    Jan 12, 2022

    What an inspiration . Well done

    £30.00

  • Lorraine C

    Lorraine C

    Dec 21, 2021

    Great cause to support.

    £10.00

  • Amber Marshall

    Amber Marshall

    Dec 20, 2021

    Well done Sand! Looking forward to our swim on Boxing Day!!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 20, 2021

    Just enough to tip you over the edge!!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 10, 2021

    £30.00

  • Mary Elizabeth Lynch

    Mary Elizabeth Lynch

    Dec 10, 2021

    Go Sandy!

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Sandra  Jay Russell

Sandra Jay Russell

Bridport, Dorset

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