In July 2013, a team of eight swimmers crossed the English Channel in order to raise funds and awareness for HART.
Swim for Change 2013 Challenge: to swim to France, undertaking hour long stints across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, fighting jelly fish and hypothermia wearing only a swimming costume and a pair of goggles.
On 16th July 2013, after 100 hours and 250km of training, 30 cold water sea swims and a failed attempt, the team conquered the English Channel. You can read all about it on their blog post.
The team raised almost £9000, which has gone towards communities supported by HART’s work; to educate children affected by conflict in Sudan and South Sudan, and fight child malnutrition on the isolated Atauro Island, just off the coast of Timor Leste.
So what’s next? The channel swim was just the beginning of HART’s Swim for Change campaign. We’ve got lots of groups undertaking their own challenges over the next few months.
We would like invite you to join in by taking on your own personal sponsored challenge.
For more information visit our dedicated ‘Swim For Change’ website: http://swimforchange.com/