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1 year ago



Ryan's 2022 Swim Challenge

Rhino System Solutions is raising money for Mind (The National Association For Mental Health), WWF-UK, Dementia UK, Young Lives vs Cancer and NeST - NEPHROTIC SYNDROME TRUST

My story

The Challenge

The aim is to in the first of a series of charity challenges to swim 2,022 lengths of my local pool, a total of just under 23 miles in 7 days between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve (inclusive).

In years past I was a more active swimmer but it has been lacking recently, the aim of the challenge is to put myself into the pool to cover this distance to raise money for the charities in the link.

If you have a charity that is close to you that you would like to support with a future challenge please let us know with a short 30-60 second video explaining why your charity should be chosen.

The Charities
Mental health is becoming a much more prevalent topic in the world and Mind are at the forefront of helping as many people as they can deal as best they can. Just last year Local Minds supported over 443,000 people, responded to over 118,000 queries to support and information helplines and in a community engagement effort 23,500 people signed up for their online peer support community.
All data from Mind website (

Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney condition affecting around 10,000 people (mainly children) in the UK every year, NS can lead to more conditions such as infections, thrombosis or anaemia. There is a huge amount of work at Bristol Children's Hospital to aid in the fight against NS. To learn more about NS head over to the website ( Information taken from NeST website.

Dementia UK
Dementia is a condition that doesn't tend to need much introduction. It can cause a number of problems related to memory, thinking and speech. A prediction by Dementia UK is that by 2025 over 1,000,000 people will have a diagnosis of dementia, and almost all of us will know someone living with the condition. For more information head to Information from DementiaUK website.

Young Lives vs Cancer
For a number of UK families, hearing that a child has cancer is the most difficult news that they will hear emotionally, there is also a huge financial implication of this. Young Lives vs Cancer aim to help on multiple fronts, from getting the news, to the finance, to making change happen to breakthroughs onto a platform for the whole UK. The website to find out more is Information from YoungLivesVsCancer website.

WWF is one of the most well known charities making a huge impact to the world. They actively work in areas such as sustainable foods, climate change crisis, animal preservation and many more. It's a personal favourite charity, and for more information please navigate to Information from WWF website.

The Rules
*Every day has to cover more distance than the previous
*The total number of lengths needs to be 2022
*It all has to be done in front crawl, no walking allowed

How you can help
More important that making large donations on fundraising pages is sharing, every donation is appreciated but the larger the reach, the higher the amount raised and the more each charity benefits. So do what you can to share this on whatever platform you can to get donations for your charity.

All donations are split equally amongst the charities.

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 Mind (The National Association For Mental Health), WWF-UK, Dementia UK, Young Lives vs Cancer and NeST - NEPHROTIC SYNDROME TRUST.

My updates

1 year ago

26th December 2022: 264 lengths done, coming up to the 20% mark on the total now. Doing twice the distance of yesterday I am definitely feeling it a lot more today. Only 5 more days to go!!

1 year ago

Christmas Day 2022: 132 lengths complete. A dent...a small dent in the total but every little helps!

My 5 charities

Mind (The National Association For Mental Health)

Charity number: 219830


Charity number: 1081247

Dementia UK

Charity number: 1039404

Young Lives vs Cancer

Charity number: 1107328


Charity number: 1107601

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