Rachel Birkett

Rachel's fundraiser for International Needs UK

Fundraising for International Needs UK
raised of £2,000 target
by 54 supporters
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Swim Across The Gibraltar Straights, 7 April 2023
International Needs UK

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RCN 1175526
We Support global development projects to help people support themselves.



It was 5 hours and 57 minutes of sheer determination and bravery but the journey isn't over. I really want to help raise as much money as possible for International Needs UK so they can create safe and clean water for people who need it.

Please give generously x


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I'm turning 50 this year and as a way to celebrate I thought it would be exciting to try something a bit different.. I've decided to push myself with the challenge of swimming the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow strait separating the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea. It's about a 12 kilometre swim in cold water and with your help I would like to aim to raise £100 per kilometre. The charity I have chosen to back is International Needs, an organisation close to my heart that supports people across the globe struggling in poverty, with education, sanitation and infrastructure.

Training has taken over my life, swimming length after length at my local swimming baths, beating my personal best with every session, so please back my efforts where you can and I'll do my bit and make it count!

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About the charity

International Needs UK

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RCN 1175526
International Needs is a worldwide Christian mission and development agency that seeks to bring lasting transformation to people and areas of great need, providing aid and support regardless of race, religion, gender or politics. It enables local people to develop a sustainable, poverty free future.

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