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Total raised so far


£150.00 of £500 target See breakdown

Recent donations

4 months ago

Tri-Hards Ladies


It's great that we can have fun and raise funds at the same time!!! x

6 months ago

Katie O’Sullivan


6 months ago

Anna Maltzoff


Great initiative, Fran

7 months ago

lindsay gill


Love all that you do girl!

7 months ago



7 months ago

Mike McElhone


It’s really nice if you to donate your time and work for this cause

7 months ago



Well done Frannie xx

7 months ago

Henry Hardy


Lovely project, proud of you! Dad x

Saltwater Sisters

Event dates: 23rd March 2023 – 31st December 2023

Fran McElhone is raising money for Wish

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My story

In the winter of 2021 I started taking photos of my friends during our cold water swims on our home beach of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, UK. Our dips in the ocean, together or alone, became something we craved. We found it made us feel better physically, mentally and on a soul level. It became our salt water therapy.

As I’ve stepped into my fourth decade, it’s taken some work, but I feel stronger, more beautiful and better equipped to deal with life’s curveballs than ever before. Stripping off and throwing myself into a mass of churning waves or slipping into silky sequinned liquid has played a big part in my holistic wellbeing. It provides a few moments of escapism and adventure in the day, is reinvigorating and revitalising.

We are in our element when we let go, immerse ourselves in nature and the water. At that moment, we are our primeval selves, connected to Mother Earth. That feeling, that connection, is powerful and it makes you feel powerful.

Through Saltwater Sisters, a photographic project capturing women in the waves, I want to help women forget their inhibitions, feel awesome and feel beautiful. In turn, I hope this feeling of empowerment extends to everyday life, for example, encourages women to focus only on their unique beauty when they look in the mirror, and to feel strong feminine energy flowing through them.

Never forget, inner beauty and confidence ooze through the pores of the skin. A smile always makes a face beautiful.

Saltwater Sisters is a gallery of female strength and beauty played out here, on my gallery page, and via my Instagram Dotty Creative.

The shoots are free, but I want to raise as much as possible for Women at Wish; a charity which supports women in need of some TLC and a bit of a break in life…

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Charity number: 1054621

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