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Total raised so far


£2,508.00 of £2,500 target +£429.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

1 year ago



+ £12.50 Gift Aid

1 year ago



+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well Done and now nice and clean!!

1 year ago

Lynette Burrows


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

1 year ago

Alison Turner


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Amazing Amanda xxx

1 year ago

Tamsen Garrie


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You rock! Tamsen x

1 year ago

Ruth Driscoll


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

You’re always an inspiration, Amanda 🙏

1 year ago

Natasha Coles


1 year ago

Shakti Maragh


Amazing achievement, well done! I hope you reach your target x

1 year ago

Paula Huelin


Well done lovely animal print lady

1 year ago

Charlotte Pridmore


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Bloody brilliant!!! 🎉🎉


Event date: 3rd July 2022

Amanda FitzGerald is raising money for Afghanistan & Central Asian Association

My story

Hi and salam! 👋

Thank you for popping by.

On July 3 I will be swimming the furthest I have ever swam in my life: 4km 😱 🏊‍♀️

The event is the Castle Endurance Series in Hever Castle. I'm in Team Leopard 😍🐆🏊‍♀️

This will be a huge personal challenge and every time I train and every stroke I take, the fact that I have the opportunity to raise funds for ACAA (Afghanistan and Central Asian Association) who will help the starving really spurs me on.

My target is £2500 and I would like to kindly ask that you sponsor me, £10 / £15 / £20 / £50 ++ or anything you can spare 🙏🏼

I have chosen the charity ACAA as the funds will go direct to the hands of the starving women and children who's lives have been so devastated since the Taliban took over last August.

Check out these statistics for Afghanistan:

-Nearly 10 million children on the brink of starvation (save the children). In Herat, 15-20 kidney transplant surgeries are performed daily on desperate people in need of money and the city's walls and lampposts are plastered with advertisements for organ sales.

-UN estimates 24 million people in Afghanistan need humanitarian assitance to survive.

-Across Afghanistan it has become ordinary to see at least a dozen fully veiled women sitting outside bakeries begging all day for just a small piece of bread to feed their family (see video footage)

About ACAA:

Before 2021, we ran citizens advice centres funded by UKAid which provided legal support for the most marginalised people in Afghanistan, including victims of domestic violence and female prisoners. The ACAA was also proud to run women's empowerment and human rights projects funded by the US and Canadian embassies, as well as projects involving internally displaced persons. In August-September 2021 we lobbied MPs on behalf of Afghan families in the UK who wanted to evacuate their at-risk family members. From September- October we also distributed countless donations to the evacuated Afghans in hotels in a huge operation that involved hundreds of volunteers. The ACAA is now welcoming the recently arrived refugees from Afghanistan to its many projects, including women's empowerment and ESOL classes. In the last year 180 people attended ESOL classes each week, 750 families attended social and cultural events, and 200 children took part in the supplementary school

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Afghanistan & Central Asian Association.

My updates

1 year ago


Thank you SO much for your amazing support!

Watch the micro movie 🎥 and come and swim the lake with me in just 2 minutes 🏊‍♀️

The 3.8km took me 1 hour 15 mins but you just need two mins to get into the atmosphere of the event.

You'll see my VERY nervous pre swim video with all the bells ringing...

...The race briefing going on as I rushed to get ready and to catch up (was a few mins behind schedule 😱)

... The shoal of swimmers getting to the start line then the loud start claxon 📣

My mid swim advert in the river section: 'Swim for Afghanistan'

Getting out of the lake and being so spent I fell over upon reaching land

Wow what a fantastic day 😁

I was so elated to have completed such a distance and raising money for the fantastic charity Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA)

Thank you everyone for your encouragement, donations and good wishes❤️

1 year ago

My interview on BBC Essex

1 year ago

6 weeks to go! Jump in the river with me!

Amanda FitzGerald is fundraising for

Afghanistan & Central Asian Association

Charity number: 1096908

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