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Big Ricks Chicks English Channel Medley Relay

Melanie Holland
Lucy Lloyd-Roach
Claire Thorn
Sarah Hempenstall

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Big Rick’s Chicks is a group of 4 swimmers from the United Kingdom hoping to be the first ever all female relay team to swim a medley relay across the English Channel. We’ll be doing this in traditional medal relay order: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and front crawl. Each swimmer will swim for an hour and we will keep rotating until we make it to France.[/p][p]Our team consists of Mel (backstroke), Claire (breaststroke), Lucy (fly) and Sarah (front crawl).[/p][p]Our original aim was to complete the swim in 2019, however due to bad weather we had to reschedule to this year, which along with all the usual variables, now has added the "Coronacoaster" element. We're hoping restrictions will ease so as we can get out in the channel in this season, watch this space![/p][p]Whilst we're waiting for the relay, our backstroker Mel Holland very recently successfully completed a 2nd English Channel solo on Thursday 30th July in 11:43, over an hour faster than her first solo crossing. Mel's 1st solo crossing was back in 2018, about 5 weeks before joining her Big Ricks team mates in a European record setting 4 way English Channel relay.[/p][p]Both swims are in aid of Surfer’s Against Sewage. They are a UK based marine conservation and campaigning charity that aims to inspire, unite and empower communities to take action to protect our oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. It's a charity extremely important to us, particularly right now. PPE is so important to keep us all protected, but a lot of it is sadly ending up in our beautiful seas when it shouldn't.[/p][p]If you have any pennies spare that you can donate, it will make a real difference to the charity and it will help give the girls a massive boost when the going gets tough.[/p][p]Many thanks for you support[/p][p]Big Ricks Swim Team[/p][p][url=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ricksfourway?source=note&epa=HASHTAG]#RicksFourWay[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/bigricksswimteam?source=note&epa=HASHTAG]#BigRicksSwimTeam[/url]..[/p][p]Follow the teams progress on Twitter [url=https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FRicksSwim%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR19peTU2TffVxgKHXmfZBVfwE0kr4rn-wYwX2Yrzmp2D2m5irN3jXBMp_k&h=AT36WfTIGBPVBmyAn-2JSZb4ZaGRigm7QvCFaTmRS2gmoJfS3tMMGOUqDYVLRGmnG9aJOzhL-KYp2JTR3zDWOmgrn3sFSZiL6Cfm66gMxdlajNCWQYllKVxiiUvMXfHlWL-nOS0]@RicksSwim[/url][/p][p]Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/BigRicks4Way2018/]@BigRicks4Way2018[/url][/p][p]Ricks Blog [url=http://bigrickchannelswimteam.blogspot.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1xh1AwMVlNk6htxLZdTj2KiJfgKQBb06FRhIYrAWzYowkWSnbQch7zNOk]http://bigrickchannelswimteam.blogspot.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]Instagram [url=https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fbigrickswimteam%2F%3Fhl%3Den%26fbclid%3DIwAR0JxI12uRCCEalB0c4bKikCWp0iI_4Jx6lPHrZckKgAjhxMuz9c79Iy3Es&h=AT1erOs1FJmuKNc8iU1eZpmhq4h0xv0wGPHdBU2zAdqox0HvPGNqqKfJJ6UqQ8qg0G_u9duC9yNvwxKiqsUS8gK78PB2HRmKRC3u5kYsLVjTkeI5ZCGZhbWVnOxh7yMzyYOUuLE]@bigrickswimteam[/url][/p][p]Email contact bigrickswimteam@gmail.com[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

30 Sep 2020

Supporters


Sep 17, 2020

Sarah TC

Just fabulous!

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Sep 14, 2020

Natasha Sutton

Congratulations

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Sep 6, 2020

Jen Beaver

Amazing achievement! xxx

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Sep 6, 2020

Anonymous

Well done on your record setting achievement.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 5, 2020

Anonymous

Congratulations to you all!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 5, 2020

Adele (WWP)

Well done Ladies!


Sep 4, 2020

Kate C

A truly magnificent achievement Lucy. Congrats to all the team .

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Sep 3, 2020

Glynis

Well done girls. An amazing achievement to be very proud of

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 3, 2020

Sharon Thompson

Congratulations on your world record, ladies, I know Claire from work days. . I’d love to be able to swim like you but I’m just not made for it and at almost 60, it’s a bit late! Live near the sea now and love a dip .. so invigorating to be in the sea .

£15.00


Sep 2, 2020

Dean Blackman

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Melanie Holland

Melanie Holland

Lucy Lloyd-Roach

Lucy Lloyd-Roach

Claire Thorn

Claire Thorn

Sarah Hempenstall

Sarah Hempenstall

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