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Charlie and Vicky's Ice Mile Swim Challenge

We are part of a team swimming an ice mile for Starfish Pool Appeal because they need to finish their new hydrotherapy pool!

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Starfish Pool Appeal

We are building a hydrotherapy pool to support disabled children in Bristol

Charity Registration No. 1015799

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Mum and son team, Charlie and Vicky, have joined the jolly nice South West Seals to swim an ice mile to raise funds for the utterly brilliant Starfish Appeal.  These South West Seals have no truck with wetsuits or dry-suits, so we're stripping off to our cossies to swim part of an ice mile (water temperatures under 5ºC brrrrr) at Cromhall Quarry on Sunday, 8 February.

The money we raise will go towards building and maintaining a very special hydrotherapy pool at Claremont School to be used by children and young adults with complex physical and learning disabilities in the Bristol area.

Why is Hydrotherapy needed?

The warm water, high air temperature and relief of body weight provided by a hydrotherapy pool enable people to move in ways that they cannot manage on land. For many disabled people, who may live with pain all the time, their first session in a hydrotherapy pool can be their first time without pain. Additionally the exercises are more intensive than land based physiotherapy and new movements are learned which can be transferred to everyday life.

So, thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. Please don't feel that you have to donate, though we think this is a marvelous charity and are grateful for whatever you can give us. However,  your support, warm, fluffy towels, hot chocolate and cakes, hot water bottles, etc are very welcome too!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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  • Charlie and Vicky at Chromhall Quarry
  • Chilli morning at Chromhall Quarry +2

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