S Payne

Soph Can't Swim (so let's swim with sharks!)

Fundraising for SANE
raised of £500 target
by 31 supporters
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Sophia Gill's fundraising, 16 July 2009

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Let me start by saying Thank You for getting this far. If you only do one more thing today, make it a single-mouse-click on that big blue 'donate now' button. (Either one will do)    ;)

I decided it was time I do something a little different to raise some money for charity - a shark-dive sounded perfect! 

I can't swim very well, I hate being underwater, and I don't like sharks!

The dive itself will be at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire on Sunday 25th October. I've chosen this sponsored event because I'm honestly a wimp when it comes to water. As much of 'a life changing experience' diving may be for some, it's certainly not for me! - I'm terrified! I mean how can a wetsuit protect against all of those teeth?! But then this is all about being challenged.. right?!

I'm going to front the £200 for the dive cost, which means every single penny you can afford to sponsor will be going straight to SANE. 

I've chosen this amazing charity because their work really does mean a lot to me. I fought for over 10 years to stop self-harming, and I can't emphasize enough just how important it is for self-harm to be better understood. SANE work hard to do just this, and speaking from personal experience, this work truly makes a difference. I receive emails from kids all over the world who contact me through my own self-harm awareness website, and they all say the same thing (not literally - that would be weird!) We can all agree on one thing - 'It's such a relief to know that *someone* understands'. This notion can literally be a lifesaver. SANE work hard to reach out to people desperately in need, and none of us can deny that one-day that someone might just be us. Plus, this of course is just one small part of what SANE are about

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So whether you are rooting for me, rooting for SANE, or rooting for the sharks, Please dig deep and donate now. I know the recession has hit us all, but 'every little helps' - shark food is expensive after all!


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SANE is a leading national mental health charity set up in 1986 and is independent of government. SANE aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness. It also provide support, information and guidance through its helpline, SANEline, Caller Care, Textcare and Online Forum.

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