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Diversity Swim for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Community

Diversity Swim for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Community


Event Details

Fundraisers: Anna Wright, Imogen Radford

Event Date: 01st Nov 2020

Event Id: 18027

Charities Supported:

  • Friends Families And Travellers - 1112326 - 50%
  • Gate Herts - 1183517 - 50%
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Target: £1,200

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Raised so far: £883.00
Donations: 45
Gift Aid: £177.00

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Event Description

Members of this Event:

Anna Wright Imogen Radford

We are a group of people brought together by a shared love of open water swimming and a commitment to standing up against racism. 

We decided to fundraise and raise awareness of Charities run by and supporting the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community.

 We will be swimming as often as we can during November in a series of events. Jess' grandma Milly, who describes herself as "Romani and proud" has kindly shared with us her lucky numbers as inspiration for our swims. They are:

3, 5, 7, 21 and 30

 Please join in with your own swim and/or post messages of support and/or donate! We'd love to see your photos on our public Facebook event https://facebook.com/events/s/diversity-swim-for-gypsy-romat/3307355436040328/?ti=as

 Please ensure that your swims are in keeping with the current Covid 19 rules in your area - for Swimmers and bystanders. 

 

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH Of SWIMS IS NOW FINISHED, we welcome your support and donations till the end of the year. Thanks for all the support!

 

Read Diversity swims for GRT: the Nov challenge starts (days 1-7), on Imogen's River Swims https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/diversity-swims-for-grt-the-nov-challenge-starts/

 And the last two days, https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/diversity-swims-for-grt-29-30-nov-2020/, with links to the other weeks.

See story on Outdoor Swimming Society website, https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/diversity-swims-for-gypsy-roma-travellers/ 

Also reported in Travellers Times https://www.travellerstimes.org.uk/news/2020/11/stay-lucky-wild-swimmers-raise-money-traveller-charities?fbclid=IwAR2_IxaWjDRgAj1Oql1oBVpM8odSj5nGJ2UGnlA61t0F9PACs8kboFCfIWM

And a report, including a video, in the Eastern Daily Press, Swimmers in Norfolk tackle challenge to support travellers, (https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/swimmers-take-part-in-challenge-to-fundraise-for-traveller-communities-6572106)

 

Story also covered, interview with two organisers/participants, on BBC Radio Norfolk, 1 Dec, at 2h33.45, till 2.41.46, for 29 days, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08yq4vw

 

 

You can read more about why we want to show solidarity in this article explaining discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities (GRT) and what we can do https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/solidarity-with-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-people/

 

 

Comments and Donations
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Jonathan Spratl 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
01/12/2020
Jo Storie 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
01/12/2020
Anita Grimwood 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
01/12/2020
Congratulations Imogen on completing 30 swims in November.
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
01/12/2020
Amy Rodulfo 
Donated £21.00 (+ £5.25 Gift Aid)
30/11/2020
Charlie Walsh 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
29/11/2020
Go Jess and Robin! X
Russell Dickson 
Donated £40.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
28/11/2020
Well done Anna, love Dad
Debbie Appleby 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
28/11/2020
Go girl, Anna, love Deb and David
Georgia Philip 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
27/11/2020
Excellent work!
Anna Wright 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
26/11/2020
Lucky number 30! Well done everyone for all of the swims! Anna
Anna Wright 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
26/11/2020
Well done everyone! From Lesley, (mum of Anna's partner)
Rachel Alcock-H 
Donated £7.00 (+ £1.75 Gift Aid)
16/11/2020
£7 for 7 swims!
Anna Wright 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
15/11/2020
Donation from Anna's Mum, Hilary
Marilyn Tyzack 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/11/2020
Running diversity training courses in many organisations, I have been surprised at the level of prejudice, expressed openly, towards the Gypsy, Romany and Traveller groups. This is reflected across society. I fully support the aims of this swim. I think raising awareness and challenging this, often overt bias and discrimination, is essential.
Carolyn Blake 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
13/11/2020
Raising awareness on these issues are important to me and so many others.. What you are doing is fantastic - wild swimming but in November and raising funds for GRT charities. Love seeing your photos and post s about where you've been swimming. Brrrr! . I admire you all - legends!
Charlotte Feath 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
13/11/2020
I’m enjoying seeing your swims on the crazy ladies page. Best of luck!
Jessica Blake 
Donated £40.00 (+ £10.00 Gift Aid)
11/11/2020
Donation from Tom and Sam (Cambridge legends)
Louise Parry 
Donated £33.00 (+ £8.25 Gift Aid)
09/11/2020
Well done Jess and team :)
Anonymous 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
08/11/2020
Peter Aisno 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
07/11/2020
I think your very brave. Well done
Lydia Mendoza C 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
07/11/2020
Lorraine Humphr 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
07/11/2020
Catherine Kenne 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
07/11/2020
Thank you for raising awareness of this really important issue.
Ruby Clift 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
07/11/2020
Anonymous 
Donated £40.00 (+ £10.00 Gift Aid)
06/11/2020
Big up xx
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
05/11/2020
Anonymous 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
05/11/2020
Best of luck Jess and all proud of you! ??
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
04/11/2020
Olivia Pinnock 
Donated £21.00 (+ £5.25 Gift Aid)
04/11/2020
This is what the world needs right now! Well done.
Katy Bergson 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
Good luck with cold swims!
Jo Black 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
Good luck
Terri Armstrong 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
Nicola Jones 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
Lots of Love Jess. Great idea - will be swimming with you in spirit xx
Jessica Blake 
Donated £21.00 (+ £5.25 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
I've paid now, I'll have to swim!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
??????
Robin Sampson 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
Best of luck you wonderful folks!
Roz McArdle 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/11/2020
Amazing challenge in November for a great cause though! Go Anna!
Eliska Cheesema 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
02/11/2020
Enjoy your swims
Alison H 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
01/11/2020
Jane Connor 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
01/11/2020
Sponsoring Imogen, what an important cause.
christine haswe 
Donated £40.00 (+ £10.00 Gift Aid)
01/11/2020
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
01/11/2020
Great idea! Best of luck , I'm staying as dry as possible from now on.. It's been raining so much!
Imogen Radford 
Donated £30.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
01/11/2020
Inspired by Milly's lucky numbers, and by the proud communities we are supporting
Tina Potter 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
31/10/2020
christina edwar 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
31/10/2020
great idea. only a little donation but i hope it helps !!