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Nicola Lonsdale is crowdfunding

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£1,400
raised of £1,500 target by 78 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to make Christmas hampers and well-being packages for vulnerable young people and their families involved in Leeds Childrens' services

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Each year, the service that I work in ( Leeds Youth Justice) gets together its staff and young people to put on a Christmas meal for their families and local elderly citizens. To fund it , the staff give their secret Santa money. This year, with the added pressures of the pandemic and many families losing their jobs/ benefit changes and sinking deeper into poverty, we are concerned how many children and young people this will leave worried and concerned at Christmas with little funds or resources. Therefore we want to stretch our efforts a little further.

My colleague, Cathy Williams and I started outdoor swimming in lockdown round 1, and found it really helpful for our mental health. We thought if we could encourage other friends who also swim then we could do a November swim in our Santa hats. #santasaysswimdontsink. As the days move towards December, the temperature drops. We are hoping to do the last weekend in November. We will swim in our costumes (no wet suits!) and wear a Santa hat. Other swimmers may join in and can swim on any day throughout November (due to Covid and to avoid any crowds)- we usually advise a minute per temperature- but this may be slightly longer if tolerable. Other swimmer fundraisers include: Gem Hart, Thomas Pilkington. Mal Campbell and Ashlea Cormack- thanks lovely people.

We will make up hampers for Christmas or wellbeing packages, using as many local business and community resources as we possibly can. Any extra will be given to Social care or local schools. All updates via my facebook group swim-breathe-move . Thanks for reading

nic x

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    2 months ago

    73% of final target reached. lets push to the final amount and I'll promise to post a pre swim;-) thank you everyone xx

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  • Meghan banks

    Meghan banks

    Dec 10, 2020

    😘

    £10.00

  • Marcia

    Marcia

    Dec 9, 2020

    Amazing as ever ❤️

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

    Well done!.

  • Leandra

    Leandra

    Nov 29, 2020

    You're amazing!! Xx

    £20.00

  • Lorraine Dalton-thacker

    Lorraine Dalton-thacker

    Nov 29, 2020

    Well done all x

    £10.00

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    Karen

    Nov 29, 2020

    £10.00

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    Nov 28, 2020

    £10.00

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Nicola  Lonsdale

Nicola Lonsdale

Leeds

mother, carer, worker, creative, maniac.

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