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Swimming the Channel

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Marianne and five fearless friends set themselves an enormous challenge to swim the English Channel.

Research into many physical illnesses have had huge success- if we could concentrate some effort on mental illness we could reap benefits here too, which is why we chose to support the Foundation's mental health research.
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Wind and waves, cold (no wetsuits allowed), night-swimming, jellyfish, strong currents and sea-sickness were all hurdles to be overcome.

In the early hours of 25th September 2017, Team Six-Pack set off from English shores with their sights set on the other side of the English channel and after a gruelling 16 hrs 16 minutes arrived on French shores!

Marianne's team raised a fantastic £1,666 for research into mental health and eating disorders.


Team six-pack's official swim tracker

Thank you to Marianne and her team for taking on such an incredible feat and raising vital funds!

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