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£4,670raised of £10,000 target by 148 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,670 to support 7 vital Childrens groups in St Margarets at Cliffe that help our community thrive.

    Dover, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 6th October 2018

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    Hi everyone! I wanted to think of a unique way to raise money for different organisations who help, year in, year out to support the Children of St Margaret's at Cliffe near Dover and the wider area.

    All of these organisations play a crucial part in supporting Children. Having two myself I know how they can and have helped. Be it through the Childrens Nursery and Primary Education, helping our Children stay active through Sport, teaching them valuable life lessons and outdoor skills or developing their confidence. They all play such a valuable part in helping our whole community thrive.

    So..... rather than a Marathon or Race, a Bake Off or Jumble Sale I decided that I wanted to do something different..something BIG!... So Swimming the Channel Solo...Lake Windermere and an English Channel Relay it is!!

    I have been a keen swimmer for about 4 years having already swam a relay 2 years ago. I also swam every day for a year in all conditions and temperatures. I just love to be a part of it.

    As I write I have completed my English Channel Solo on 7/8/18 in 17hr 13min. My Lake Windermere swim will be on 2/9/18 and my English Channel Relay will be on the 23rd Sept - 1st Oct tide. So anytime within that tide based on the weather etc.

    My English Channel was a very hard and rewarding experience, I had fair weather, almost flat calm until just near the end when a storm blew up! My crew were excellent and I owe the success to them as much as to myself.

    So please, please dig deep and donate what you can to some truly amazing causes and I will do my best to complete my part of the bargain. Together we can make a massive difference.

    I have bourne the £3000 fee's and associated costs of my English Channel Solo myself.

    100% of your donations will be shared equally between those groups and organisations listed.

    Thankyou all so much for your support

    *St Margaret's at Cliffe Primary School P.T.F.A*

    *St Margaret's at Cliffe Football Club*

    *St Margarets at Cliffe Nursey*

    *The 5th Dover Scout, Guides and Cub Group (based in the village)*

    *St Margaret's at Cliffe Toddler Group*…

    *St Margaret's at Cliffe Players*

    *St Margarets at Cliffe Cricket Club*



    • Tony King2 months ago
      Tony King

      Tony King

      2 months ago

      So! My Channel relay was a success! As a six person team we completed it in 13hr 21min. We also helped the first person with high functioning Autism, ADHD, Bi Polar and anxiety to cross. So very well done indeed to Mr Bruce Yang. I am still collecting for 7 most excellent groups in St Margarets at Cliffe and I would like to say thankyou to all those who have so generously donated so far.

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    • Tony King3 months ago
      Tony King

      Tony King

      3 months ago

      So!! Challenge 2 of 3 for this year is acheived!! On Sunday 2nd Sept 2018 I swam the 11 beautiful miles of Lake Windermere!! YAY! I would like to say a massive thankyou to my Kayak Support Peter Murphy, The Windermere One Way Crew who were great! My Sister and Brother in law for seeing me in and being ace and all those who have helped me train :-)

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    • Tony King4 months ago
      Tony King

      Tony King

      4 months ago

      Now hear this!! After the success of my English Channel Solo swim 7/8/18 in 17hr 13min...I will on Sept 2nd be swimming the beautiful Lake Windermere...This is challenge 2 of 3, the 3rd being an English Channel Relay on 23rd Sept to Oct 1st Tide. This is all to raise £10,000 for 7 groups who do so much for Children in and around my local area.

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    • Freda


      Oct 4, 2018

      Well done Dad!!!!!!


    • Alice Riddiford

      Alice Riddiford

      Oct 3, 2018

      Well done Tony, what a monumental swim! Glad to support it & the local charities. Alice & Cormac

    • Chloe Carey

      Chloe Carey

      Sep 12, 2018

      Still blows my mind when I stop to think what you set out to do and completed. Mentally and physically, what a massive achievement - well done!! And for such worthwhile causes close to home...


    • Kate Swaine

      Kate Swaine

      Sep 12, 2018

      Great swims under your belt. Well done! We swam Windermere on the same day btw....also for charity :) :)


    • Caroline


      Sep 11, 2018

      Awesome work Tony. So proud of you. X❤


    • Laura Kenyon

      Laura Kenyon

      Sep 9, 2018

      Good luck, Laura &Tony, Martin Cottage


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      Sep 5, 2018

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    Tony King

    Tony King

    Dover, UK

    Hi, my name is Tony King and I live in St Margarets at Cliffe near Dover in Kent. I am a keen Open Water Swimmer and decided to help the wider community by Swimming The English Channel...Lake Windermere...and completing an English Channel Relay.

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