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English Channel Challenge

3 team members

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

Team story

[span=color: #000000;][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt] [/p][/span][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; color: #333333; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en"[gt]Thanks for visiting my webpage! [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; color: #333333; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt]I have finally decided to swim the English Channel to promote the St Joseph Social Center in Chennai/India.[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt]The Center provides hostel and medical care for 26 orphan[lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]s and semi-orphans[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] including uniforms/clothes, school fees, [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US]college fees[/span][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] and many other important services to the poor neighborhood. Each year the Center has fixed expenses, no revenues but some variable income thanks to the support of donors. The budget for 2016 is [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt][b]GBP 15,750[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] and it will be again a challenge to [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US]raise the funds[/span][span=line-height: normal; color: #1f497d; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] and [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt]pay the bill. [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt]Please help me to “Channel” more funds to Chennai! [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt]Any donation will go directrly to this project and no matter the value of the donation, your contribution will make a huge difference for them. Thanks![/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en-US"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en"[gt]If you want to know more about this challenge, keep reading.[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;" lang="en"[gt]People come from all over the world to tackle the "Everest" of swimming - the English Channel, the [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]most iconic of the swims. A challenge that for me will last somewhere in the range of 15 to 20 hours no stop swimming, half of it done in the darkness (at night), all of it spent in the coldness (no wetsuit allowed). [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]I have decided to “[/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt][b]go-cold[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]” for the children of the St Joseph Center and the people working on a voluntary basis for them. In doing this, I feel I am grabbing my family, friends, colleagues and friends of friends’ attention for a good cause. Secondly, I am also fundraising for a charity that we, my family and I, have been supporting for years now since my Aunt Muriel started working in Chennai in 2006. [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]The St. Joseph Socia[lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]l [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Service[/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; color: #1f497d; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Center in Chennai is close to my heart because it’s a connection to children that come from poor families or orphans being raised with very limited, or in some cases absent, resources. Children that would fail to meet the minimum acceptable standard of living without the St Joseph Social [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Service[/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; color: #1f497d; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Center.  [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]The Little Drops Charity Trust has the perfect saying: [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt][b]''Little Drops of water makes a mighty ocean''[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][span=line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]. So let’s “Channel” our efforts together pls and help these children receiving an education, mentoring and care in 2016. A big THANK you to all of you, and no matter the value of the donation, any contribution will make a huge difference for them. [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Thanks a lot! [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: normal; font-size: x-small;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=widows: 1;][span=color: #333333; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.933330535888672px;"[gt]For more info:[/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=widows: 1;][span=color: #333333; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.933330535888672px;"[gt][url=https://littledrops.shutterfly.com/]https://littledrops.shutterfly.com/[/url] [/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=widows: 1;][span=color: #333333; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.933330535888672px;"[gt][url=https://www.facebook.com/littledropscharity]https://www.facebook.com/littledropscharity[/url][/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=widows: 1;][span=color: #333333; font-size: xx-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.933330535888672px;"[gt]Charity contact: Dr. Indrani Manoharan at secretary@littledropscharity.org[/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=widows: 1;][span=color: #333333; font-size: xx-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.933330535888672px;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=widows: 1;][span=color: #333333; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="line-height: 18.933330535888672px;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=line-height: 21.2999992370605px; font-size: 15px; widows: 1;][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="line-height: 22.7199993133545px; font-size: 12pt;"[gt][lt]span style="line-height: 18.9333305358887px; font-size: 10pt;"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/div][p][span=color: #000000;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

12 Sep 2015

Supporters

Jan 20, 2016

Remy Jacob

Oct 22, 2015

Frederik Darras

£20.00

Oct 21, 2015

Gianluca and Ciaran

A donation from TriLux!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2015

Lino

It's a pleasure and an honor to participate in your endevours especially since it's for a good cause.

£40.00

Oct 10, 2015

Nicolas

Good luck!

£20.00

Oct 8, 2015

Anonymous

£50.00

Oct 6, 2015

Anonymous

£20.00

Oct 6, 2015

Michael & Angela Oram

From the CSPF's pilot..

£250.00

Oct 6, 2015

Evelyn and David Frantzeskou

From two cheap skates, to another one!

£100.00

Sep 29, 2015

Chrissy Findlay

This donation is given as a (belated!) wedding present as requested by Ondrej Mates and Gabriela Brtkova. Best wishes, Chrissy, Paul and Daisy Findlay.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Indrani Manoharan

Indrani Manoharan

Yaminah Jones

Yaminah Jones

Lucas Carbonaro

Lucas Carbonaro