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Heather Jones

Swimming for Snowdonia

Fundraising for National Trust

112 %
£280.00
raised of £250 target
by 15 supporters
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  • Team members: Heather Letley, Matthew Jones
  • Event: 2011 Speedo Series - Hampton Court, 17 Jul 2011

National Trust

We're a charity that looks after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone. This includes 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.

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The National Trust need another £250,000 towards their £1m target to purchase Llyndy Isaf farm in Snowdonia. We are hoping to raise a thousandth of this by swimming 2.25 miles along the Thames from Hampton Court Palace to Kingston on Sunday 17th July.

 

Our regular trips to Snowdonia now not only involve walking and climbing, but also swimming in many of the beautiful lakes in the area. On a recent visit we discovered that one of the lakes we enjoy swimming in is up for sale and that the National Trust have launched a fundraising campaign to purchase it, ensuring its protection for generations to come.

 

We have been impressed by the National Trust's management of Hafod y Llan, which was purchased by the NT in 1998 through the 'Save Snowdon' appeal (so much so that we almost upped sticks to run the camp site!), and know that this purchase would be a great benefit to Snowdonia.

 

This swim really will be us 'going the extra mile', given that it's double the distance we're used to, so please support us and help to preserve a truly beautiful part of the UK.

 

You can follow the developments of the Llyndy campaign at http://ntsnowdonia.wordpress.com/

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  • Swimming in Llyn Dinas, May 2011
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