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Isobel Bounford

Swimming a mile for Christian Aid

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]During Christian Aid Week (12-18 May) I'm going to be doing a mile swim at my local pool. The money raised will support projects such as one in Sierra Leone to improve conditions surrounding maternal and child health. This may seem like a drop in the ocean but with your help I'm hoping to make it a big splash! I'm doing it in gratitude for my own family and in hope for the mums and babies of Sierra Leone where currently one child in nine dies before the age of five and each day ten women die in childbirth.[/p][p][b]16 May[/b] - I've done it! It took me 56 minutes to swim the 64 lengths, making a mile. Knowing that you were all cheering me on by having sponsored me so generously really kept me going. [/p][p]These figures might give you an idea of how the money you have donated could be used in a new health centre for mums and babies in Sawula village, Sierra Leone: £5 could buy a weighing bag, £60 could build a cupboard for safely storing medicine and £300 could provide a delivery bed.[/p][p]Thank you for all your help and encouragement![/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

18 May 2019


May 14, 2019

Lynne and Andy

You go girl! Good luck to you.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Sally and Jonny

Good luck Isobel! Great cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Jo Tuckwood

Wishing you all the best for your big swim Isobel and enjoy! X


May 13, 2019


Enjoy your dip

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 12, 2019

Charlotte Alpesh and Eva

Good luck Issy. Make sure to wear a warm cardie when you get out! What a fantastic idea for a fantastic cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 11, 2019


Maybe a male will give you a big hug after your mile? Paul.

May 10, 2019

Anne T

Well done Isobel - marvellous!

May 6, 2019

Elspeth Brien

Go for it Isobel!

May 5, 2019


Good luck with your swim Clare x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019


Go Isobel! :-) xx