Eleanor’s Drake’s Island Swim

I am raising money for The Chestnut Appeal for Men’s health by taking part in the Drake’s Island swim on 27th June 2021.

290.00% Raised
£290.00 donated of £100.00 goal
9 Donors

I’m raising money for the Chestnut Appeal for men’s health by donning my wetsuit and swimming across to Drake’s Island and back (the island behind me in the picture). Only 2 years ago the most swimming I could manage was ‘old lady breaststroke’ bobbing up and down in a pool, and I would never have thought of entering an event like this. However, after learning to do ‘proper swimming’ and swimming in the sea throughout the winter, I feel fairly confident I can make the distance, although 1.5km across a shipping lane and in a large group will be a challenge!

All money raised will go to the Chestnut Appeal and the fantastic work they do supporting men with cancer. Thank you for your support!

  1. Anonymous

    Well done Eleanor!! Our donation is in loving memory of a dear friend who very sadly died of testicular cancer at the age of just 33 back in 1985, before many improved treatments were available. Thank goodness for wonderful medical research and support.
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  3. Lydia Ferres

  4. Katie Whitby

  5. David McCallam

    Swim, dolphin, swim!
  6. Lucy Perry

  7. Fiona Cox

  8. Margaret Judson

  9. Shahin Ali

    Go on, Ellie! You're gonna splash it....I mean smash it!
  10. Alex Diggles

    Good luck Ellie - sure you'll smash it!

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