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Total raised so far

75%

£3,770.00 of £5,000 target +£717.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

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Well done SYC Team . Amazing work

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Great cause and great way to raise funds

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You’ll smash it! Have fun

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What a start to the 60th celebrations!

Sara Gowen is raising money for Sheffield Young Carers and Sheffield Palestine Women's Scholarship Fund

Great Northern Swim Round Two

Event date: 15th July 2022


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My story

I turn 60 in July 2022 and I thought ‘how can I celebrate this?’ I love swimming and have never done an outdoor challenge – so this seemed as good a time as ever!

I started wild swimming with other Sheffield Young Carers colleagues in the first lockdown, with swimming pools closed, it offered a chance to exercise but more importantly it was good for my mental health.

I mentioned the idea of doing the Great North Swim to our wild swimming group and they all jumped in – not literally but were up for joining me in the adventure.

If I was going to have an adventure, celebrate turning 60 and squeeze into a wetsuit, then it was the perfect opportunity to raise money for two charities close to my heart. We will be raising money for:

* Sheffield Young Carers: I know I work here but the young people supported by SYC are amazing. I admire their compassion but we need to do more to ensure that young people can aspire to be whatever they want to be – so please support SYC.

* Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund: set up by a group of women (including me!) in Sheffield in 2007, it provides scholarships to Palestinian women to enter higher education in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The Fund is currently supporting 75 women but there are more out there that are missing out on an opportunity of education – so please support the Fund.

The team is

Sara Gowen

Laura Selby

Catriona Foster

Rachel Taylor and

Seonaid Foster

We were not able to swim a mile in Lake Windermere as the Great North Swim was cancelled due to high winds. So we've changed venue and date, and we're back in training!

Thank you for your support


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My updates

2 months ago

And in full swing as we swam the mile. Thank you so much to all our sponsors, your donations will make such a difference to young carers and young Palestinian women university students. Thank you also to everyone who supported us over the months of training, the disappointment of the cancellation of the Windermere swim. You are all amazing 💓

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2 months ago

We did it. The Great Northern Swimmers swam a mile on Friday 15th July. Here we are before we start the swim ....

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3 months ago

We continue to swim and train for our mile swim. We will be swimming a mile on 15th July in a river in the Peak District. Thank you so much for sponsoring us and sticking with us.

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3 months ago

😭 really sorry but the Great North Swim have cancelled the swim tomorrow (11th) for safety reasons due to high winds. We are so sad as we are here in the Lake District prepared after months of training. Sorry to disappoint you all BUT we will swim a mile as a team in July, we will post details soon.

3 months ago

Final practice swim .... And we're going to raise our target again to £5000 as we have been so pleased with support so far.

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Sara Gowen is fundraising for 2 charities

Sheffield Young Carers

Charity number: 1140105

Sheffield Palestine Women's Scholarship Fund

Charity number: 1133499

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