Jessica is fundraising

Jess's Summer Swims for The Friends Of St Bartholomew's School

£285.00 + £55.00 Gift Aid = £340.00
Donated to Jessica’s £500.00 Goal

Jessica’s story

Hey all! This summer I will be doing some Long Swims and I will be doing it to raise money for the Friends of St Bart's - that's the school in Sydenham where my friend Dan is assistant head. They're currently in the process of building a new playground and any money I'm able to raise will go towards that. It's a massive project and by the end of it they should have a ton of amazing play equipment which will be used and appreciated by hundreds of kids in years to come. Play is important for health (physical and mental), learning, and creativity so I think it's a great cause!

Anyway that's why I am doing but here is what I am doing - first, on June 16 I'm going to be doing the Oxford Lock-to-Lock 4km river swim. I've done longer distances than that in the pool but open water is a different kind of challenge and I'm looking forward to testing myself! Then I'm going to train hard over the rest of the summer and on September 15 I will be doing the Dart 10km swim. This is like the London Marathon of swims in terms of time (probably around 3.5 hours), difficulty and also general gloriousness so I'm very excited (and a little bit scared, but in a good way).

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All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


The Friends Of St Bartholomew's School

The object of The Friends of St Bartholomew School is to advance education by assisting in the maintenance of the school and providing amenities for and improvements to the school for which the provision is not made out of public funds. Our current campaign is to raise money for the School to improve the play equipment for the Early Learning Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to increase dynamic play and improve co-ordination and physical health.

Registered Charity Number: 277047.

Find out more about The Friends Of St Bartholomew's School

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