Jenny Clark

Jenny's Winter Swim

Fundraising for First Light
raised of £300 target
First Light

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We support victims of abuse and assault to lead safer lives and start to recover


Hi, I'm Jenny, here goes for another winter of swimming outdoors in just a swimsuit, I'm signing up for the Polar Bear Challenge again. 

I'll be going for Arctic Polar Bear again which involves outdoor swimming from 1st November to 31st March. I will have to swim a minimum of 2 seperate swims of 250m plus a minimum total of 3000m per month for each month of the challange, in outdoor waters (in my case that will be the sea/sea pool) in only an ordinary swimming costume. More details about the polar bear challenge can be found here

This time I'll be hoping to raise as much as possible for First Light.  I want to stress what a wonderful job those at First Light do. I wish more people where aware they exist, like many others I was also unaware of the help they give until a year ago. Id like to give something back for all they have done and continue to do, and bring awareness to the services they provide.  

I will say I do again need the focus doing this challenge will bring me even if I am a little reluctant to brave the cold, the first winter I did this the sea temperature reached a low of only 4°C. I will update on here  the max./min. water temperatures and the total monthly distance I've swam that month, also a final total distance covered for the winter at the end of march. Hopefully I'll make it through till the end of March and complete the challenge, (ohh the things I do to get a badge and a certificate 😂). 

Please give generously if you can, no amount is to small, and if you can't I ask that you spread awareness of First Light and the services they provide. 

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First Light

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First Light is a charity that supports people affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. We help over 12,000 women, men and children each year. Our services offer practical and emotional help for victims at their time of most urgent need.

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