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Luke and Marina's swim challenge


Starting on the 2nd April, two of our Project Managers Luke and Marina are taking on the challenge of "Swimming the Channel". They'll be committing to swimming 21 miles in their local pool in 12 weeks or less to raise money for St Gemma's Hospice.

In order to complete the challenge, they will have to swim 1344 lengths between the beginning of April and the end of June. That means an average of 112 lengths per week.

This is the first of many challenges that our project managers are hoping to tackle this year. Amy is currently knitting chicks in preparation for Easter and Emily and Luke are planning to do the Leeds Ninja Challenge in April. More on this to come!

If you would like to make a donation, please visit this link. All donations, no matter the size, are greatly appreciated.

St Gemma's Hospice cares for more than 2,500 people every year and it costs £25,000 each day to run the Hospice.

What your money goes towards:

  • £50 pays for a group session to support a child experiencing a loved one's illness or death
  • £100 provides a specialist bereavement session to support people at a very difficult time.
  • £250 pays for a St Gemma's community nurse to visit a patient in their own home and provide care and support to them and their family.

We'll be following Luke and Marina's progress each week and posting it on here, so you can keep up with how they're getting on.


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