Chris Astill-Smith

Chris Astill-Smith

Chris Astill-Smith's Channel fundraising page


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi Everyone![/p][p]I'm Chris and I'll be swimming the English Channel solo in August 2017 for Dreams Come True.[/p][p]It's easy to choose a big charity with a huge marketing budget, however I'd rather know exactly where the money is going and directly who will benefit from this challenge. [/p][p]I feel very fortunate to be somebody who's had many opportunities in life to travel, open a business and study abroad and not a lot of people have this. [/p][p]Dreams Come True is a small UK charity helping children with life limiting conditions achieve their dreams. This small charity has made a really big impact on me, enabling and empowering children with the power of a dream. Having a dream is so much more than a single wish, it provides us with positivity and the stength to keep moving forward no matter what the situation is.[/p][p]Watch the swim live here by liking my Facebook page:[/p][p][span=text-decoration: underline;][b]Swimming the English Channel solo[/b][/span][/p][p]Did you know there's more people who've climbed Mt Everest than swam the channel solo? - Crazy right? Why am I doing this again? :) [/p][p]Because of the nature of the beast, I want to raise a massive £25,000.[/p][p]My window to swim accross the busiest shipping lane in the world is between 14th-20th August 2017 and I'm the 4th person to swim out of 4 so realistically I should be going off between 17th-20th. If the weather isnt on my side and i'm unable to swim my date will be moved back to the next available neap tide. [/p][p]Oh and I'm not allowed to wear a wetsuit because apparently that's cheating, instead I'll be getting fat to help insulate me along the way![/p][p]I really appreciate the support from everyone, it means a lot to have you join me on this journey. If you'd like to make a donation, big or small, just click on the "Donate now" button below.[/p][p]Chris[/p][p]Dreams Come True -[/p][p][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src=""][/vmgvideo]


Personal Challenge Date

20 Aug 2017


Nov 12, 2017


Amazing for you to meet the kids you've helped! Well done CG!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 25, 2017



Oct 18, 2017

Jen Hewell


plus £41.25 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2017

Dawn Minall


plus £63.75 Gift Aid

Oct 16, 2017

Rena Doherty

Well Done Chris


Oct 13, 2017

Mary Mallon

Super charity , well done .


Oct 9, 2017



Oct 5, 2017


Well done Cg From your Godmother Jacqui x


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2017

Gillian Day


plus £48.75 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2017

Rowena Tassell


plus £72.50 Gift Aid

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