Remembering Margaret Mackenzie

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Margaret Mackenzie

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    Amount we’ve raised in Margaret’s memory $2,003.80

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    Charities we're helping

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    Lewis-Manning Hospice

    Lewis-Manning Hospice

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    • Donation by Samantha Wood

      Best of luck for the swim, you will smash it xxxx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christopher Mackenzie

      Good Luck Diz!

      £25.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Events we're doing

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    • 17Jul

      Strait Ladies to swim the Strait of Gibraltar

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    • Elizabeth-Verth4

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      I am proud to be part of Phil & The Strait Ladies. We are a team of four and, sometime between 18th and 27th September, Alison Ruscoe, Margaret Peet, Philip Stainsby and I will enter the waters of the Mediterranean at Tarifa, Spain, to swim to Africa. We are a team, so we are reliant upon each other for support, but each one of us will be swimming a solo of the full distance of the Gibraltar Straits, from Spain to Morocco.

      We are all training hard to achieve our individual goal, and everyone has various swim events booked throughout the year, to be used as training swims for the Big Event. My training swims this year have taken place in Sydney, Australia; in the waters of Southern Spain and in the beautiful coastal waters of Poole in Dorset, UK. Back in April, I took part  in the 2Swim4Life 24 hour swim event in Guildford, Surrey; in May I participated in a swim camp in Lanzarote; and on 23rd July I successfully completed the Brownsea Island swim. Every event is a useful goal in stepping up to the next level and to keep the momentum going for the swim across the Gibraltar Strait in September.

      In making this swim - which will be the biggest one I've ever done - I'll be raising funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole, Dorset. My swim will be in memory of my dear Mum who died this year on 10th June. I will be honest and say that, while Mum was so ill, and following her death, I lost my drive and momentum and was in no fit state to train properly for some weeks. However, I am now back in the swim and determined to complete this successfully for Mum, who was always interested in my swimming antics but who, nevertheless, thought I was completely mad!

      Mum was in Lewis-Manning for three and a half weeks, and was looked after there with such care and compassion. Although my swim cannot bring her back, I hope that the funds raised will go some way to helping other people who, at the end of their lives, need specialist end of life care, allowing them to live the remainder of their lives with dignity, and to pass away peacefully. 

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

      Thank you so much for reading this and for your very kind donation to Lewis-Manning Hospice.

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      Total so far:

      $1,922.60

    Donations made in memory of Margaret Mackenzie57

    • Donation by Samantha Woodto Elizabeth's page on 19/09/2017

      Best of luck for the swim, you will smash it xxxx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christopher Mackenzieto Elizabeth's page on 16/09/2017

      Good Luck Diz!

      £25.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Members of Canford Sports Centreto Elizabeth's page on 16/09/2017

      £70.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Phillip Holtto Elizabeth's page on 16/09/2017

      Good luck! And well done in advance love me Helen and Cameron x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gay McKinleyto Elizabeth's page on 14/09/2017

      You go girl!!!!!🏊🏻‍♀️

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Karen Pearceto Elizabeth's page on 14/09/2017

      What an inspiration - good luck to all the swimmers!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dorothy Racsterto Elizabeth's page on 13/09/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tina Kempto Elizabeth's page on 13/09/2017

      Every success in your amazing challenge! I'm sure your mum would be so proud x

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Charlotte Wilmotto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      An amazing challenge Elizabeth. I wish you all lots of luck and will be thinking of you all.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Linda Tazzymanto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Amazing lady! Xx

    • Donation by Maxine Bennettto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Good luck Diz and fellow swimmers. Am in awe at this challenge and Lewis Manning a wonderful cause. Sorry my donation is minimal xx

      £4.00

      + £1.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Inez Maurerto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Will be beside you in spirit all the way. Dig deep in that water, your training and your gutsy strength will get you to the other side. Love you. XX

      $20.00

    • Donation by Sally Birdto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Go go Dizi, nothing will stop you, all for such a great cause. Love Sally & Mike xxx (For my super hat too)

      £26.00

      + £6.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Siobhan Dawsonto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      What a challenge! All the best to the whole team from all The Dawsons x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Natasha Richardsto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Best of luck for your swim darling Diz. You're an inspiration. Xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tiggy Greenwoodto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Enjoy every bit! Even the hard bits!

    • Donation by Erica Kirklandto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      This is for my hat which arrived safely thank you.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lisa Northto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      For my lovely pink hat! Good luck and try and enjoy every minute of a great challenge 🙃

      £12.00

      + £3.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Val Grantto Elizabeth's page on 12/09/2017

      Swim strong stay safe! Let the waters be calm. With Love Val & Tony xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Penelope Foleyto Elizabeth's page on 11/09/2017

      Hope you have a safe and successful crossing ☺☺

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kerrito Elizabeth's page on 11/09/2017

      Swim for Margaret Diz. I know she will be encouraging you all the way. Best of luck my lovely. Xx

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laura Condronto Elizabeth's page on 09/09/2017

      Good luck x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jennie Hedgesto Elizabeth's page on 08/09/2017

      Fab cause and groovy hat xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jen Richardsonto Elizabeth's page on 06/09/2017

      Outstanding orange :-)

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Karen Bilesto Elizabeth's page on 06/09/2017

      Keeeeep swimming. (For the hat) xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Deborah Herridgeto Elizabeth's page on 06/09/2017

      Good luck for your Strait swim, you'll be fabulous! And thank you for the lovely hats xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Fernanda Gurrierito Elizabeth's page on 06/09/2017

      Go go hot hot woman!!! Xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emma Devekeyto Elizabeth's page on 05/09/2017

      Go Diz! I know you will smash it! Xxxxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Southernto Elizabeth's page on 31/08/2017

      Wishing you good weather and safe seas. A lovely way to raise money for the Hospice and remember your Mum. x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon Holtto Elizabeth's page on 29/08/2017

      Swim swim swim!!!!!

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Karen Bilesto Elizabeth's page on 29/08/2017

      Good luck Diz, enjoy. Lots of love Karen xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julia Stoneto Elizabeth's page on 28/08/2017

      Start strong, stay strong, finish well. But you don't need me to say that - because you will Diz xx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Elizabeth's page on 12/08/2017

      Good job, super woman.

      $50.00

    • Donation by Erica Kirklandto Elizabeth's page on 11/08/2017

      You have trained really hard so here's hoping all goes well and you get to Africa and raise lots of money.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Charlotte Reischto Elizabeth's page on 10/08/2017

      Best of luck with your swim Elizabeth .... you'll cruise that one .... May the current be in your favour ....

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Goodsonto Elizabeth's page on 10/08/2017

      Hat donation! Xx

      £6.50

      + £1.63 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jody Jonesto Elizabeth's page on 10/08/2017

      You're amazing Diz! So proud of you. Swim strong my lovely friend Xx Jody

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pamela Brownto Elizabeth's page on 09/08/2017

      My utmost admiration for all sorts of reasons Diz. All the best, shall be with you in spirit, every stroke of the swim.

      £25.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Diana Burtonto Elizabeth's page on 09/08/2017

      Watch out for those tankers and currents. I want to see you again in one piece!!

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Goodsonto Elizabeth's page on 09/08/2017

      Wishing you every bit of swimmy luck and calm safe seas. Can't wait to hear all about it afterwards. Xx

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Deborah Dymondto Elizabeth's page on 09/08/2017

      To my awesome mermaid friend. Go Diz go. Hope all goes well and stay safe. Such admiration from someone who doesn't like getting her face wet! Much love Debs and Chris xx

      £40.00

      + £10.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Kielyto Elizabeth's page on 09/08/2017

      Lots of love and best wishes from Cork xx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Critchlowto Elizabeth's page on 08/08/2017

      Enjoy the swim adventure. You're a great swimmer, and a great cause. M x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lizzie Mulrayto Elizabeth's page on 31/07/2017

      As always Diz, we are amazed at your passion & stamina & know your mum would be too & be very proud! Doug says he also admires your body very much! (smutty chortle) More strength to you!!

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Matt, Selena, George & Harrison Verthto Elizabeth's page on 23/07/2017

      Paddle, kick, paddle, kick. Keep on swimming :-)

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dianne and Bill Patrickto Elizabeth's page on 23/07/2017

      Good luck dearest Diz! We know you can do it x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by peter mundayto Elizabeth's page on 21/07/2017

      Go girl and Lin &:Peter will be seeing you in Spain to celebrate your crossing......incidentally there are ferry boats that make the same crossing and will take less effort.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Swain & Rands Home Improvementsto Elizabeth's page on 19/07/2017

      Hi Elizabeth, everyone here at Swain & Rands wishes you the best of luck achieving this incredible feat! Have an amazing time and congratulations on raising money for a fantastic cause! Best of luck!

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Oxleyto Elizabeth's page on 19/07/2017

      Good luck Dizi, what a fantastic thing to do! xx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by George Irvineto Elizabeth's page on 18/07/2017

      Hi Diz Marie and I wish you the best of luck and it's for a great cause. Some people will do anything to get a weekend away let's hope they are waiting for you with Champagne. George and Marie

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Royal Bearto Elizabeth's page on 18/07/2017

      Best of luck DIz. Look out for the noahs. Good on you for doing this and supporting a good cause.

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jen Richardsonto Elizabeth's page on 17/07/2017

      Fabulous Diz have an amazing swim

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Neil Richardsonto Elizabeth's page on 17/07/2017

      Great cause and how very appropriate. Having seen your swimming in the Channel, I know you can do this. All the best to you and the rest of the team for a successful swim to Morocco.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ximena Zuritato Elizabeth's page on 17/07/2017

      Dearest Dizi, Sending you my love and support in your mad water journey. Hurray!!! xox

      $20.00

    • Donation by Raymond Verthto Elizabeth's page on 17/07/2017

      Proof again that you are the best - loads of love xxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stuart Verthto Elizabeth's page on 17/07/2017

      Good luck! Watch out for the pirates

      £40.00

      + £10.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Huntleyto Elizabeth's page on 17/07/2017

      Have a fabulous swim and remember the giant green jelly baby!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Lewis-Manning Hospice

      Lewis-Manning Hospice

      Lewis-Manning Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting conditions from diagnosis to end of life. We are the only local non-NHS hospice in East Dorset providing a safe and caring place to die and a place for families to face death together.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 17Jul

        Strait Ladies to swim the Strait of Gibraltar

      • Personal swimming