Channel Crackers


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Team story

[p]UPDATE: WE DID IT!!![/p][p]Landing in Wissant Bay, France in 15 hours 35 minutes (to be ratified) on 22nd July 2021 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŠπŸ»?♀?🏊🏻?♀?🏊🏻?♀?🏊🏻?♀?πŸ‡«πŸ‡·[/p][p]We swam night and day, encountering choppy seas, strong currents, swallowed seawater and jellyfish stings.[/p][p]We had great weather, a fantastic crew on Suva and the best team we could have hoped for. [/p][p]Special thanks to Nicole who supported us on the boat, Mick who gave us encouragement from home and all the many well wishers who followed our track and sent messages throughout the swim. We couldn’t have done it without you. [/p][p]Sincere thanks to those who’ve already donated, it means the world to us and will make a difference to our chosen charities. We’re still accepting donations and appreciate your generosity. [/p][p][br][/p][p]The Channel Crackers are swimming to France![/p][p]We are a Channel Relay of 4, and we will attempt to swim the Channel in July 2021.[/p][p]Since we launched this fundraiser, there have been some changes to the team. Sadly Mick Hinde has had to step out of the team due to health reasons. Sue Rentoul was our lovely reserve and has stepped into his place and will join Lisa Peake, Lorraine Jeffcoat and Vanessa Cowie to attempt to swim from England to France as a Relay in July 2021. Mick is still very much part of our team and has been swimming back to fitness with us through the winter. We are also pleased to welcome Nicole Murray to the team as our new reserve swimmer. [/p][p]Members of the South London Swimming Club based at Tooting Bec Lido in South London, we are keen outdoor swimmers and swim all year round at our beloved Lido, in rivers, lakes and the sea. [/p][p]During the winter, our training was very much affected by the indoor pools being closed, but we continued to swim in The Thames throughout, even when there was ice on the surface and a seal to keep us company. Now the water temperatures are rising we are enjoying longer swims in a variety of locations.[/p][p]We are raising funds for three charities, which are personally important to us all. We will split the money raised evenly between them. Charities have had an incredibly difficult year, and we are pleased to be able to support these three very important causes: Mind, Diabetes UK and The National Brain Appeal’s Rare Dementia Support Centre Fund.[/p][p]Thank you for your support, we are really grateful for anything you can give.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

30 Jul 2021


Sep 8, 2021

Emma and Richard Moore


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 23, 2021

Cath Bremner

Congratulations on a great achievement for a brilliant cause!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2021

Janet and Joe

What an amazing achievement and great causes. Well done. This is a birthday gift to Wendy who celebrated her 40th recently. Happy birthday Wendy, with our love Janet & Joe xx


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2021

Rachel Harris

An absolutely amazing achievement!!! Well done to all of you πŸ‘


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2021



Aug 6, 2021


Amazing inspiring super-women. So many congratulations.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 6, 2021

Sarah Harmer

Aug 5, 2021



plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2021



Jul 31, 2021

Nicki James Ethan Fearnley


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Vanessa Cowie

Vanessa Cowie

Nicole Murray

Nicole Murray

Susan Rentoul

Susan Rentoul

Lorraine Jeffcoat

Lorraine Jeffcoat

Lisa Peake

Lisa Peake

Mick Hinde

Mick Hinde

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