Paul Hatcher


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Hi there!

The last time I swam any sort of distance across open water, I nearly drowned! I was eighteen years old & living on a kibbutz in Israel. A group of us swam out to the grottoes off the north-eastern tip of Israel but when we decided to return to the beach, I realised I simply did not have the energy to make it all in one go. If a good friend had not stayed with me, I may have drowned and that would have been the end of me!

So, I'm doing the Blenheim Triathlon - albeit, the 'beginners' Triathlon - but the swim is going to be a massive challenge for me & I am now learning how to do the front crawl properly (you know, head down, slow breathing etc) & that way, I will hopefully conserve my energy and get to the end of the 400 metre swim without drowning!

Because I have been a long term friend/supporter of Viva, and now finally, am working with them on a part-time basis, I know how hugely powerful their work is with children at risk around the world.

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. I will be in touch soon after I recover from the event!

Thank you,


Recent donors

20.06.17 Well Done Mr H!! With Love J & R XX

17.06.17 Hope it went well Paul catch you soon.

13.06.17 Well done!

11.06.17 Well done Paul, your are so brave xx





03.06.17 Hope it went well Paul!..and huge respect for going for such an awesome challenge! Looking forward to meeting you soon!

03.06.17 Godspeed, God be with you!

02.06.17 Good luck Paul :-)

02.06.17 Awesome Paul! Enjoy every minute!!!

02.06.17 Paul - remember to enjoy each moment! Dick

01.06.17 Good luck !!

01.06.17 All the very best for Saturday. You got this!!

01.06.17 Good on you Paul!! You'll smash this triathlon!! Such a worthy cause too! Lots of love, Laura and Geoff xx

01.06.17 go Paul - hope you at least reach the bike!

01.06.17 Good Luck Paul!! Enjoy the swim!!

30.05.17 You're a legend!

27.05.17 May the wind be behind you !!!

26.05.17 Good luck Paul.

25.05.17 You can do this paul. Give it your all mate.

23.05.17 You got this!

20.05.17 You'll never swim alone. Good luck.

20.05.17 Happy to take you over the 1000 mark. It's going to be an incredible day, really proud of you for taking this challenge and for making a difference in the lives of people who so need our support.


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