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Vicky Miller

Channel Relay Swim - July 13

Fundraising for CAF – UN World Food Programme

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£3,530.00
raised of £2,500 target
by 99 supporters
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  • Event: English Channel Swim, 23 Sep 2012

CAF – UN World Food Programme

By making a donation here, you are donating to the UNWFP established under the Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369) (CAF), for the benefit of charity or charities selected by the UNWFP and approved by CAF, and after the deduction of the costs of this fundraising. If you do not wish the UNWFP to receive your personal details, please make sure that you tick the anonymous box during the donation process. Thank you for your generous donation.

Story

In July 2013, I hope to swim the English Channel in a relay with my 3 friends Jen, Lauren and Emily, after last year’s attempt was postponed because of poor weather conditions.

 

Last year, I was overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends, family and colleagues last year, but some people have asked me about donating this year, so I’ve re-opened this fundraising page.

We’ve been training hard, in sea temperatures as cold as 8 degrees, and are acclimatising to swimming without wetsuits. The waves and currents are a challenge for everyone, and I'm also still quite scared of seaweed, jellyfish and swimming in the dark, all of which we’re likely to come across as we swim the 21 miles to France!

 

I'm raising money for the World Food Programme (WFP) which is run through the United Nations to raise money for people across the world who are in desperate need of food. 870 million people around the world do not have enough to eat, and undernutrition contributes to 2.6 million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries. Anything you can donate, however small, would be hugely appreciated.  

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  • Freda - the Dover swimming coach/hero
  • Training at Dover
  • Warming up after a swim +2

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