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Everything begins with an idea. The Birth - Charity Challenge

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Everything begins with an idea. The  Birth - Charity Challenge
everything begins with an idea....the birth  Lauren Turner Cornwall based swimmer, surfer, ocean lover,, spouse and mum.         So I am almost a month from the day that I announced my Swim4ShelterBox plan or the birth. That is not to say that it was a quickly though...
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Kirstie Beechey's English Channel Solo Swim - Selkie Charity Challenge

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Kirstie Beechey's English Channel Solo Swim - Selkie Charity Challenge
I caught the swimming bug 4 years ago now. The few years leading up to this had been tough, for various reasons, and my health and fitness had taken a back step. With life finally calming down, I decided I needed to take back the reigns, and over a glass of vino or 3 with the family, I blu...
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My goal - Charity Challenge by Kate Steels

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My goal - Charity Challenge by Kate Steels
My goal is to become the first British person to complete the ultimate extreme Ice Swimming Challenge of the ICE 7 and raise money for the Samaritans in memory of my beloved son Dan. The ICE 7 comprises of swimming a series of 7 Ice Miles in each of the 7 continents of the world (with some slight...
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Purpose is the best motivator and comfort is the best remedy - Charity Challenge by Richard Jones

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Purpose is the best motivator and comfort is the best remedy - Charity Challenge by Richard Jones
I’m sure we’ve all asked ourselves at some point why we are braving the weather, pushing beyond our comfort zone or embarking on something that most people wouldn’t even consider. This might be a first marathon swim, swimming the Channel, or in my case, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. W...
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Helen's Loch Ness Swim

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Helen's Loch Ness Swim
After swimming the English Channel with my sister, Hayley, in 2017 I have decided to go solo and swim the length of Loch Ness in August 2020.  This is completely out of my comfort zone for lots of reasons, not least the fact that all the ‘big’ swims that I have completed have been done with my si...
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The Selkie Life chose me - By Sam Blanchard

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The Selkie Life chose me - By Sam Blanchard
“Be naive enough to start something and stubborn enough to see it through” – a quote by the inspirational Ross Edgely that is quickly defining my charity challenge. In the summer of 2019, as an Isle of Wight native who had barely swum 20 lengths of a pool in the last 5 years combined, I set myse...
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