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Lauren's Solo English Channel Swim for the Marine Conservation Society

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Marine Conservation Society

We deliver innovative projects to ensure healthy & abundant seas

Charity Registration No. 1004005

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In July 2019 I will be taking on my biggest challenge to date; to swim the English Channel solo.

The total distance is approx 21 miles (34km) in a straight line but the true distance could be much more depending on winds and tides.

Following the Channel Swimming Association rules, I will only be wearing a swimsuit, goggles, swim hat and ear plugs; wetsuits are not permitted.  

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Why I chose this challenge

I have always had an affinity with the water, and for me there is no place on earth I am happier; whether swimming, windsurfing or surfing, in the sea I am truly at home.

I have always been drawn to endurance events. The races and challenges I love the most are the ones where it is between me and nature, not against other individuals. I love to find out- What can I do? What am I capable of? So, to marry up my two passions; the ocean, with solo endurance, this seemed like an obvious choice. 

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Why I chose these charities

I have choosen two marine-based non-profit charities who I would like to support equally; The Marine Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd, which I feel do such incredible work to protect and repair our beaches, oceans and the beautiful animals that inhabit them. 

Please see below for further information on The Marine Conservation Society.

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Anything you feel able to give, no matter how big or small, would be so much appreciated and will help to keep me going when I get cold and tired.

Big love! 💖

Lauren xox

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The Marine Conservation Society: 

Is the largest is the UK's leading marine environment, not-for- profit organisation. It works for the increased protection of the seas around the UK, via the creation of well managed marine protected areas.

It works with fishermen and industry to find more sustainable ways of fishing and with retailers and consumers to buy and choose more sustainable seafood. It involves volunteers to carry out hundreds of beach cleans and surveys annually whilst also working with water companies and local communities to ensure UK bathing waters are of an excellent standard.

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