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Total raised so far


£620.00 of £500 target +£101.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

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4 years ago


£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

4 years ago

Sara Grimes

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Hooray for you Jo! Xx

4 years ago

Sarah Irving

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

4 years ago


£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

4 years ago


£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Thank you selkie Jo and your brrrrracing dipping derring-do!

4 years ago


£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

such inspiration Jo - thank you for sharing with us xx

4 years ago

catherine Miller

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Full of respect & admiration for you Jo!

4 years ago



Great work Refugee Resource

4 years ago

Margaret and Derek West


Good luck, keep going, with love

4 years ago

Peter and Hilary Hamilton


Thank you Refugee Resource for everything you do

Jo Hamilton is raising money for Refugee Resource

Dip a Day for Refugee Resource

Event dates: 3rd April 2017 – 21st May 2017

My story

Hello. Taking the baton from other swimmers*, I've been inspired to do a dip-a-day in April, following on from other swimmers who have done it through the winter months.

When I've been swimming in open water in the past few years, I've always done it voluntarily. It has given me joy, I've sought it out, I've loved every moment of it. This winter, I decided to swim regularly swim in rivers and the sea through the season, to experience the changing temperatures, to experience the world anew. For me, it is an active choice and it is life affirming.

However, this is not the case for everyone, and I'm keenly aware that whilst I make a choice to be in water, for others crossing open water and the sea can carry the risk of death. Making a commitment to swim in open water everyday, wherever I am, is something I want to do, particularly in the current political climate.

In swimming every day, I'm hoping to raise at least £500 for Refugee Resource, a charity based in Oxford which works to relieve distress, improve well-being and facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire, by providing psychological, social and practical support.

- £15 can cover the costs of a refugee or asylum seeker attending the Women's Group for one month

- £30 can cover the costs of a mentor working with a refugee or asylum seeker for one month.

- £50 can pay for two hours of counselling to help someone living with the effects of trauma and bereavement.

*See more Dip a Day posts on the Outdoor Swimming Society:

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Jo Hamilton is fundraising for

Refugee Resource

Charity number: 1098876

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