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Channel Relay Swim - Red Hot Chilly Pengiuns

Jerry Angrave

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]We did it!!!   At 2am on Thursday 8 September Nicki Gwynn-Jones reached out and touched a rock under the lighthouse at Cap Gris Nez.  14 hours and 21 minutes after leaving the beach in Dover we made it to France. Phew![/p][p]Many thanks for your support for what we did - swimming across the English Channel as a four-person relay team. It was exciting and daunting at the same time![/p] [p]Our team, the Red Hot Chilly Penguins, is Nicki Gwyn-Jones, Greg Prance, Nick Jones and me, Jerry Angrave.  [/p] [p]We're supporting two charities that are close to my heart and I'm immensely grateful to the team for that.  One is the Fragile X Society, who provide incredible practical and emotional support to families affected by someone with the learning disorder. That includes my 13-year old son, Charlie.[/p] [p]The second charity is the school Charlie goes to, Bettridge in Cheltenham. The staff there provide an amazing environment for kids who have severe or profound learning difficulties. It is both inspiring and humbling to see how the school creates such positive outcomes.  The money we raise will be split equally between the two charities. [/p] [p]On the relay we swam an hour at a time. For the things we could control our preparation paid off - putting in the miles and hours, most of it in the sea, unheated pools or lakes. We started in perfect weather but by nightfall in the shipping lanes it was choppy, challenging and slow-going. We had a few jellyfish stings and getting back in each time was 'interesting'. But, the thought of those who we're trying to help was a genuine inspiration to keep going. We just had to get on with it; the way people with physical and mental difficulties manage their lives is a real inspiration and put whatever discomfort we had into perspective. [/p] [p]I can't thank you enough for your support. Both charities have also asked to pass on their thanks, it will make a difference to them and that is quite special. Thank you. [/p][p]Thanks for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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.[/p][p]Jerry Angrave[/p][p]Nicki Gwynn-Jones[/p][p]Nick Jones[/p][p]Greg Prance .[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

07 Sep 2016

Supporters


Oct 12, 2016

Quentin & Liz

Universally Speaking you went Under The Bridge to a Parallel Universe on The Other Side. By The Way - Suck My Kiss

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2016

Jill Reynolds

Well done

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 27, 2016

Gilly Whittingham

Hi Nicki, well done to you and the other members of the Chillypenguin team.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 26, 2016

Isobel Rogers

Well done you Red Hot Chilly Penguins! Hope to catch up with you soon Jerry! Isobel x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 24, 2016

Sarah, Damian, Tom, Kate xx

Well done

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 22, 2016

Graeme Scott

£10.00


Sep 17, 2016

Sarah Rowe

Congratulations

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 16, 2016

Anna, Rich, Emma and Charlotte

Congratulations! Fantastic achievement.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 13, 2016

Janice

Well done Nikki (and friends) Sorry my donation is after the event.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 12, 2016

Anonymous

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jerry Angrave

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