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£1,560raised of £1,200 target by 69 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,560 to support My Body Back Project

    Funded on Sunday, 24th September 2017

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    Story

    I'm going to be swimming the River Dart 10k in September. The 10k swim at the Olympics is the swimmers' marathon event. It's 400 lengths of a 25m pool but without any edges to have a little rest, and out in the open air.

    I'm doing this swim to raise money for The My Body Back Project and it would be amazing if you can donate and support me. When I'm muddy and cold, it will be a reason to keep kicking!

    The My Body Back Project aims to empower women who have experienced sexual violence, supporting women to connect with their bodies, health & sexuality after rape or assault. They run specialist services, including a cervical screening clinic and maternity clinic designed especially for women who have experienced sexual violence. They also run Café V, which is a quarterly session for women to learn about loving their bodies after violence. These run on a Saturday morning, and are a safe space for those who attend to talk about enjoying sex again – by themselves or with a partner – and any problems they may be experiencing.

    You can read more about the project here: http://www.mybodybackproject.com/

    Thank you so much for your support and for helping me fundraise for this brilliant work.

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    • Sarah Perry10 months ago
      Sarah Perry

      Sarah Perry

      10 months ago

      Hello! I'm sorry for the slightly tardy update but the swim was on Sunday and I made it in 3 hours and 37 minutes! I feel so relieved and happy (although do have a bout of "stomach flu" from the rainwater-apparently it increases sewage levels in the water!). I spent the first 30 minutes convinced I couldn't do it because it was freezing! I couldn't get into my stroke & my breath kept catching but I started kicking really hard and got into it. It really was thinking about these donations that spurred me on so thank you so much! You're amazing xx

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    • Sarah Perry1 year ago
      Sarah Perry

      Sarah Perry

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much for all of your donations; I appreciate it so much! I've done the longest training swim I'm going to do now (5 of the 6 miles) and am just going to be doing cold swims this week to get ready for the river temperature (which at the minute is around 17 degrees). I'm getting really excited and am so grateful we've managed to raise so much money for My Body Back. One week exactly to go for this final push!

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    • Sarah Perry1 year ago
      Sarah Perry

      Sarah Perry

      1 year ago

      This is me looking a bit exhausted & dishevelled after a 5k training swim (a bit over 3 miles) in the gorgeous open air swimming pool in Gourock, Scotland, where I've been kicking about this week. Thank you so much to everyone for the donations & encouragement so far (& Guy for yours today!) I'm raising money for the brilliant work of My Body Back Project (http://www.mybodybackproject.com) & knowing that makes all the achey legs very much worth it, & will hopefully power me the 10k down the River Dart next month. Thank you for supporting me xx

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    Page last updated on: 9/24/2017 5:37 PM

    Supporters

    69

    • Emily Whitchurch

      Emily Whitchurch

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well played you nutter! Xx

      £10.00

    • John Foster

      John Foster

      Sep 23, 2017

      Congratulations you absolute hero – from Sonia (hijacking John's account) xxx

      £21.00

    • Francesca Dawson

      Francesca Dawson

      Sep 22, 2017

      You're incredible!!! XOXO

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 22, 2017

    • Nathalie Teitler

      Nathalie Teitler

      Sep 21, 2017

      Amazing job guapa. You should be very proud. Next time get Kayo to do it. X

      £20.00

    • Etiene Ekpo-Utip

      Etiene Ekpo-Utip

      Sep 15, 2017

      Serious congrats xxxxxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 14, 2017

      £30.00

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