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24 Hour Swimmers

6 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]Thank you for visiting our fundraising page.[/b][/p][p]On the 20th April 2019 two teams of 3 swimmers SMASHED the [url=https://www.zwimevents.com/2swim4life/The-Challenge]2SWIM4LIFE[/url] challenge at the Guildford Lido. [/p][p]Some videos of the day are available, ask any member of the team[/p][p][b][u]The Challenge[/u][/b][/p][p][b]To continuously swim a mile, one per hour, for 24 hours. [/b][/p][p]Whatever is left of the hour, is the rest period. When not swimming we must eat, drink (water!) and sleep. Any stroke is permissible – any combination, speed and thankfully any style. [/p][p][b]This will be no easy undertaking[/b]. It is ours and the buddy’s responsibility to know their limits as well as symptoms of hyperthermia, hypothermia and exhaustion.[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]The Teams[/u][/b][/p][p] [/p][p][b]PCC[/b][/p][p]Ben Brook[/p][p]Paul McCann[/p][p]Mark Wibberley[/p][p] [/p][p][b]A1 Team[/b][/p][p]Maxine Bennett[/p][p]Hamish Clarke[/p][p]Darryn Lapham[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Why?[/u][/b][/p][p]We are undertaking this challenge for [u]3 amazing charities[/u] that are very close to our hearts. If you are able to sponsor us in any way possible then we would be very grateful.[/p][p] [/p][p][b]The Mix[/b][/p][p]The Mix is a multi-channel service designed to support the physical and mental well-being of young people under 25 across the UK whatever their issue through the technology of their choice. The Mix is a free, confidential support service offering help through phone, text, web, social and counselling. The Mix connects young people to experts and their peers talking about everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. Whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is always there for them, providing help, information and support - 24/7 and 365 days a year.[/p][p][b] [/b][/p][p][b]Cardiac Risk in the Young[/b][/p][p]It has been almost 9 years since our son Emlyn suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition aged just 14 1/2. Your donation will go a long way to help CRY with their research into cardiac problems in young people and also maintain their testing programme on 1000's of 14 to 35 year old. Many thanks Mark and Megan[/p][p][b] [/b][/p][p][b]First Touch[/b][/p][p]Skyla, my eldest daughter (now 9) was born early at just 28 weeks and only weighed a mere 2.6lbs (1.2kg). Her being born so early was a huge shock however the support and care provided by the unit helped us to cope. The Neonatal unit is considered to be one of, if not, the best in the country, and its work is vital to provide vulnerable babies with specialist care and equipment. First Touch is a charity dedicated solely to raising funds for the neonatal unit at St Georges Hospital in Tooting, London. [/p][p]Darryn[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

20 Apr 2019



Jul 13, 2019


Brook. You crazy fool!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2019


A huge 'Well Done' to Mark and team from all at John Robertson Architects Ltd


May 11, 2019

Richard Peach

Well done all. Great achievement.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 10, 2019

Mike and Les Vaughan

Well done Putney. Sorry we missed supporting Mark and the team over Easter - blame Facebook !! Love Mike and Les xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 10, 2019


That's the warm-up out of the way. Let's head to Dover.

£24.24 plus £6.06 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

John Metelerkamp

Well done Mark and all the team! (Sorry it’s so late)


Apr 27, 2019

Nick lawrence

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Bill Wells

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

The Winwicks

Top effort team!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Ben Brook

Ben Brook

Hamish Clarke

Hamish Clarke

Maxine Bennett

Maxine Bennett

Paul McCann

Paul McCann

darryn lapham

darryn lapham

Mark Wibberley

Mark Wibberley