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Lauren's Solo English Channel Swim

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In July 2019 I will be taking on my biggest challenge to date; to swim the English Channel solo.

The total distance is approx 21 miles (34km) in a straight line but the true distance could be much more depending on wind and tides.

Following the Channel Swimming Association rules, I will only be wearing a swimsuit, goggles, swim hat and ear plugs; wetsuits are not permitted.  

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Why I chose this challenge

I have always had an affinity with the water, and for me there is no place on earth I am happier; whether swimming, windsurfing or surfing, in the sea I am truly at home.

I have always been drawn to endurance events. The races and challenges I love the most are the ones where it is between me and nature, not against other individuals. I love to find out- What can I do? What am I capable of? So, to marry up my two passions; the ocean, with solo endurance, this seemed like an obvious choice. 

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Why I chose these charities

I have chosen two marine-based non-profit charities who I would like to support equally; The Marine Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd, which I feel do such incredible work to protect and repair our beaches, oceans and the beautiful animals that inhabit them. 

Please see below for further information on each charity.

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Anything you feel able to give, no matter how big or small, would be so much appreciated and would mean so much to me. Your support will really help to keep me going!

Much love! đź’–

Lauren xox

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The Marine Conservation Society: 

Is the largest is the UK's leading marine environment, not-for- profit organisation. It works for the increased protection of the seas around the UK, via the creation of well managed marine protected areas.

It works with fishermen and industry to find more sustainable ways of fishing and with retailers and consumers to buy and choose more sustainable seafood. It involves volunteers to carry out hundreds of beach cleans and surveys annually whilst also working with water companies and local communities to ensure UK bathing waters are of an excellent standard.

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The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)

Is a non-profit, non-governmental, marine conservation organisation.

They engage in conventional protests and direct actions to protect marine wildlife around the world and inform the public of their plight. Sea Shepherd operations have included interdiction against commercial fishing, shark poaching and finning, seal hunting and whaling.

The group has been active in intervening against fishing and poaching in the South Pacific, the Mediterranean, and in waters around the Galapagos Islands. In addition to their direct action campaigns, Sea Shepherd also works on important ocean issues such as plastic pollution.

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Lauren Whiting

Lauren's Solo English Channel Swim for the Marine Conservation Society

103 donations

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£2,595.24

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Lauren Whiting

Lauren's Solo English Channel Swim for Sea Shepherd

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£2,590.33

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