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Hayley Vowles

Swimming Lake Windermere

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My story

[p]Hi Everyone![/p][p]During the last few months I have been volunteering at the Wycombe Homeless Connection Night Shelter. Wycombe Homeless Connection is a local charity that supports the homeless community in High Wycombe, you can find out more about the charity here [url=https://www.wyhoc.org.uk/]https://www.wyhoc.org.uk/[/url] [/p][p]The Night Shelter runs from January – March and it provides an evening meal, moral support, a comfy bed, and breakfast to rough sleepers; on top of this WHC offer year-round support for those of us who for whatever reason find ourselves at risk of homelessness - like help with paperwork, facilities for freshening up, addiction support, you name it they do it! [/p][p]At WHC I have met a group of lovely, generous people, and their commitment to giving back to the society is inspiring! So… I have set myself a goal to raise some money to support their mission.[/p][p]As you probably know I am not new to extreme challenges, and for WHC I really wanted to find something that would push me to the limit and be deserving of your support! I write this message with a little apprehension as I am not completely confident that I can actually achieve this, but I promise to give it everything I've got - so here it comes… [/p][p]On 20th May this year, I will attempt to swim the length of Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, with my trusty support crew (aka my boyfriend Mark, in his canoe) – ETA for great swimmers to complete the 11 miles is about 9hours, I’d be very happy to make it in 10! [/p][p]In support of my efforts, it would be great if you could sponsor me and together we can help WHC. [/p][p]Thank you so much 😊[/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

20 May 2019


Jun 14, 2019


Well done Hayley!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2019


Great work Hayley !

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2019


Super Gran!

£8.00 plus £2.00 Gift Aid

May 29, 2019


Thank you for sharing the update and lessons learned after the event - your efforts were incredible, and inspiring /\

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May 28, 2019

Jennifer Lynch SCS

Hayley, Congratulations! I know the Wycombe Homeless Connection is grateful for your generous spirit! I have enjoyed working with you on the SCS CI team "across the pond" in Tampa, FL . . . wishing you much continued success! Best, Jennifer Lynch


May 28, 2019

Andy W EHS

Congratulate;ations on achieving a Bear Grylls Sole survivor challenge


May 28, 2019


You inspire me!!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 28, 2019


Hi Hayley, I know too well what a challenge open water swimming is and I am blown away by what you have taken on and achieved! Well done! After an achievement like this anything is possible!


May 28, 2019

Eva J

Truly fabulous achievement Hayley! :)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2019

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