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Henry Teare

World Land Trust

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My story

Hello, thanks for visiting my page![lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Its been an amazing year with a lot of training and I'm really looking forward to the challenge and raising money for the World Land Trust. Click here learn more about WLT [url=http://www.worldlandtrust.org]http://www.worldlandtrust.org[/url]/supporting/index [lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]I took up swimming about 7 years ago as i was getting a bad back at work and heard that swimming front crawl could help. I was then hooked on the idea of Open Water swimming. Fascinated by the physical Challenge of the Channel I joined an Open Water swim club (Red Top Swim) in East London 2 ½ years ago and signed up for the Channel at the beginning of last year.[lt]br /[gt][p][b]The Swim:[/b] will be from Samphire Hoe Beach near to Folkestone, Kent, to Somewhere in France! nearest point being the Le Cap Griz Nez, 21 miles away (Click here to see on map - [url=https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Folkestone/@51.0236531,0.8148075,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47deb815138b2c8f:0xa514d67a986aff93!8m2!3d51.081397!4d1.169456)]https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Folkestone/@51.0236531,0.8148075,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47deb815138b2c8f:0xa514d67a986aff93!8m2!3d51.081397!4d1.169456)[/url][lt]br /[gt]Being a cold water endurance test i’ll only be allowed to wear my speedo’s, goggles and Swim cap. The temperature of the water will be around 17.5/18ºc. All going well i hope it will take 16 hours or less.[lt]br /[gt]I will be supported by a Boat and Crew. The Boat is called ‘Masterpiece' and on the day you can track progress with this link via the Channel Swimming Association website:[lt]br /[gt]The Pilot is called Fred Mardle [url=https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Folkestone/@51.0236531,0.8148075,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47deb815138b2c8f:0xa514d67a986aff93!8m2!3d51.081397!4d1.169456)]http://www.channelswimmingassociation.com/pilots/masterpiece[/url][/p] [p][b]Training:[/b] Since January I’ve spent nearly 12 days in the water and swum the equivalent distance from London to Zurich - Gutten tag! (790 km/490 miles as the crow flies) and have eaten nearly 2 kg of peanut butter each week![lt]br /[gt]I’ve just completed my last long swim pre-channel which was a 9 hour swim in the sea at Hastings. I was in good shape at the end and i’m feeling confident i’ve got the Gills for it :)[lt]br /[gt]My training pal Chris made a Video of an 8 mile race we did across Torbay, I was cold at the end![lt]br /[gt][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmv7roT-_0Y&app=deskto]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmv7roT-_0Y&app=deskto[/url]p[/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thanks for your donations.[/p][p]Best Wishes [lt]br /[gt]Henry[/p][p][/p][p][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

28 Aug 2017




Great effort, Ian and Olywn x



Henry w





Herculean Effort bud!! Next time xx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



good effort terino you would have made it with if you lost the beard and went for a full body wax to reduce drag. big respect from the shires x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid




Adrian and Val

Much respect Henry - very well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Awesome swim Henry....with love and support from SSDBT and the team at RightClick




Sterling Effort!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Courage is not the absence of fear Henry, but engaging with it. Well done! (Jenny Asher's husband)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid