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60th six months of swims April

60th six months of swims April

Event Details

Creator: Imogen Radford

Event Date: 27th Apr 2019

Event Id: 15823

Charities Supported:

  • Stroke Association - 211015 - 50%
  • St. Elizabeth Hospice Suffolk - 289154 - 50%
  • Stroke Association
    Stroke Association
  • St. Elizabeth Hospice Suffolk
    St. Elizabeth Hospice Suffolk

Target: £350


Raised so far: £311.30
Donations: 18
Gift Aid: £46.25

Event Description

60th birthday: six months of swims: April - Oct 2019

I marked becoming 60 this year by doing some swim journeys or clusters of swims in different parts of East Anglia, ideally meeting up with other local swimmers or joining in if they are already meeting.

I was reliving the adventure and solidarity I felt when doing my 2016 swim journeys, which I did to remember my parents a year on and raise money for charities relevant to the ends of their lives. And perhaps you might like to sponsor me this year for the same charities, four years on.

I made a start by joining a trip of Norfolk swimmers to the Ponds and lidos of North London early in April.

I then did a swim on 18 April, 5:30 pm, Anderson's Meadow, Norwich

I then did a collection of 10 swims in Norfolk in late April/early May.

Then Cambridgeshire: 4 days of swims over the bank holiday, 21 in total.

Essex swims (18) in mid June completed.

Also done 20 swims in Lincs, Rutland and Fens in July.

Completed the middle counties - Herts, Beds, and just into Northants August 9-12

Doing Suffolk over two weekends 7-8 and 21-22 Sept

Final swim trek completed, Breckland 4-7 October.

During all these journeys I did 136 swims or dips, 131 in East Anglia and Eastern England.

Plans and reports here

Get in touch if you would like more information.



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Comments and Donations
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Anita Grimwood 
Donated £30.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
Congratulations Imogen six months of swims completed
Niki Rogers 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
Well done Imogen, on all your crazy swims whatever the weather! You're an inspiration!
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
Well done Imogen, you’re amazing doing so many swims, not always in the best conditions! I enjoyed my swims with you on Sat afternoon.
Fiona Baker 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
Well done Imogen - you are an inspiration. After swimming with you last night David and I went to Bramford today. A bit weedy and tinglingly cold!
Donated £11.30 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
Donation from Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre - who gave a great welcome to me and Noel on Day 4
Donated £30.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
Cash donation from Richard
Helen Hygate 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
It was lovely to meet you and swim with you Imogen. Enjoy the rest of your journey! Xx
Donated £25.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
Free entry /membership as donations from Activities Away, Woodhall Jubilee pool and Billinghay Community pool
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
Donated by Rachel's mum at Brightlingsea, with good luck wishes
Jane Connor 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
Wishing you good swimming and a good 60th year
Sean Sullivan 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
Sarah Rankin 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
Happy Swimming Imogen x
Mark Angel 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
Barbara Evenden 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
Thankyou for letting me join you on your swim safari. Hope you reach you target and above x
Peter Aiano 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
Have a lovely time in the water. X
Helen Colyer 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
Go for it!
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
Tina Potter 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
Happy Swimming