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£4,640
raised of £1,800 target by 159 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,640 to raise funds in memory of Sam and support low income students studying photo journalism at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka.

    Lympstone, Exmouth
    Funded on Sunday, 23rd May 2021

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    Wow! reached £1000 before I've started the swim so I've revised the target to one third of our annual commitment to Pathshala.

    Louise will be swimming every day throughout February 2021 in the Exe Estuary. This is to raise money in memory of her son Sam. She will cover a daily distance of 400 metres (weather permitting), no wetsuit, in chilly tidal waters! By the end of month she will have swum 7 miles. Sponsor money will go to support students studying photo journalism at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka. Just two weeks before Sam died he learnt that he had been accepted to study film and photography at LCC. Examples of Sam Banks bursary students' photography (past and present) on the theme of water, will accompany post updates. The covid pandemic has hit low income families in Dhaka particularly hard and the students are more than ever in need of support right now.

    Updates of swim progress will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/groups/sambanksmemorialfund and instagram sambanksfund2010

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    • Louise Banks9 months ago
      Louise Banks

      Louise Banks

      9 months ago

      Only four more swims to go! Thanks for all the support which has buoyed me up and spurred me on through the snow, wind and sunshine. Sam is always beside me. Hoping to go beyond the 7 mile swim goal as we have done with the fundraising goal. xx

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    • Louise Banks10 months ago
      Louise Banks

      Louise Banks

      10 months ago

      Thank you for all your donations including from the many anonymous friends who I haven't been able to thank personally (as I don't know who you are!) At 16 days in, we are just above the £3000 mark! This will help us towards the full £5,500 annual bursary commitment. The Beast from the East is making swims chillier but your support is a great motivator. My sense of being at one with the elements and Sam while in the water, along with knowing the funds will help change lives, is very heartening.

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    • Louise Banks10 months ago
      Louise Banks

      Louise Banks

      10 months ago

      Thank you for all your donations including from the many anonymous friends who I haven't been able to thank personally (as I don't know who you are!) At 14 days in, we are now almost at the £3000 mark! The Beast from the East is making swims chillier but your support is a great motivator. My sense of being at one with the elements and Sam while in the water, along with knowing the funds will help change lives, is very heartening.

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    10 months ago

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    159

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 13, 2021

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 24, 2021

      Well done, a FANTASTIC achievement!

      £30.00

    • Lindsey Kleinlercher

      Lindsey Kleinlercher

      Mar 16, 2021

      Well done Louise - really admire your determination xxx

      £50.00

    • Alex

      Alex

      Mar 15, 2021

      Dear Louise,Often times think of you and painting sets for The Tempest. Well done on a goose bumpy but amazing achievement. For Sam's fund from us xx

      £40.00

    • Nicola and Jonathan

      Nicola and Jonathan

      Mar 14, 2021

      What an achievement Louise. Lots of love to you all.

      £50.00

    • Rebecca L

      Rebecca L

      Mar 14, 2021

      Very impressive swimming Louise!

      £100.00

    • Billy Lansdell

      Billy Lansdell

      Mar 11, 2021

      Love your winter swims Louise! Sending love to you and family. My thoughts are with you all and Sam. Xx

      £20.00

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