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Paul Shoulders is raising money for West Wight Sports and Community Centre Trust

Crawling Across the Solent

Event date: 27th July 2019

Total raised so far


£360.01 of £250 target by 16 supporters

+£50 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story


I decided to do the Solent Swim in order to help our local Sports and Community Centre. The Centre is independently run and is a vital hub for the whole community in the west of the Island. In addition to the pool, which I tend to use most, there are various other sports facilities and other activities for all ages that take place during the week.

I have been training hard since September 2018 and can now swim 100 lengths of the pool. (Equivalent to one and a half miles approx.) When I started I could barely do more than a couple of lengths of Crawl. I am sure I will be able to do the Solent Swim which is about one and a quarter miles in length.

Also I will be 60 years old this year and decided that I should celebrate this milestone in a rather different way.

So please sponsor me - many thanks if you do and if you decide not to thanks for looking at this page.


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 West Wight Sports and Community Centre Trust.

My updates

5 months ago

Many thanks to everyone who sponsored me. In addition to the donations received on line I raised a further £655 making a total of £1015 raised for the Sports and Community Centre.

I'm looking ahead to next year now.

Once again many many thanks.


Paul Shoulders is fundraising for

West Wight Sports and Community Centre Trust

Charity number: 273334

Recent donations

6 months ago

Alex Leamon

Good luck Paul, you CAN do this!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

6 months ago

Katy & Will

Good luck! ???????

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

7 months ago

The Lee family

An amazing challenge - you have put so much in to the training already - and we know this will be a huge day for you! Stay safe and enjoy the buzz of completing that challenge!! xx


8 months ago

Helen Phillips

Good luck Paul

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Roger Shoulders

Hope you make it?

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

9 months ago

Steve Proctor

Good luck Paul

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

9 months ago

Martin & Carol

You're safe as my father is no longer sailing his boat in the Solent!

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

9 months ago

Fee Maguire

Enjoy the day xxx


9 months ago

Brian Abraham

Good Luck,Paul!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

9 months ago

Amanda & Jon

You can do it Paul!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

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