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Fionnuala's English Channel Swim 2012


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On August 8th just before 2pm I started my swim to France from Sa...

Fionnuala Walsh

Event Details

Fionnuala's English Channel Swim 2012

8th August 2012

1st November 2012

England to France

Running Total €3685.00

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Target :  
€ 4,000.00
Total Donors : 
80

Biggest Donor : 
Glynn Marine Investments - € 250.00

Last Donor : 
Conor Coffey - € 50.00

Offline Fundraising :  
€ 585.00

I'm Fundraising For

 

Pieta House

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

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Between August 8th and 16th I will attempt to swim the English Channel, fulfilling a lifelong ambition.

Guided by a pilot boat wearing just a swim suit, cap and goggles, I will swim from Dover to the French coast (the distance as the crow flies is 21 miles, but with traffic, weather and tides it is most likely to be significantly longer).

If successful I will become the first person from Co. Clare to achieve this feat, often referred to as ‘the Everest of Open Water Swimming’.

In August 1999 I sent my first email inquiry to the Channel Swimming Association, it took me over a decade later to send the booking deposit to my pilot Paul Foreman in 2010. I have many dreams - some big, some small, I am very fortunate to have the chance to live my Channel dream in August.

Since last September I have spent countless hours training in pools, lakes, seas, baths and mostly the Shannon Estuary.  Long distance training camps in Fuertaventura, Malta, Kinsale and Dover. Weekly yoga classes, physiotherapy visits and sports massage all with the goal of swimming to France.

By the time I arrive on the French shoreline I expect to have clocked up 1,500,000.00 Meters!

Naturally, I could never have got this far alone, I am blessed to have a phenomenal family and friends that have supported me all the way on my rollecoaster journey, no need to list you – you know who you are :)

I personally am funding 100% of all cost’s associated with my challenge and would like to use this opportunity to fundraise for charity.  All monies raised by me will go directly to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland and Pieta House.

Please spread the word by sharing this page with your friends.

You can follow me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FionnualaWalshEnglishChannelSwim2012

Go raibh míle maith agat, Fionnuala.

Comments

 

Recent Donors

 
Name Amount Date Message
  Conor Coffey  € 50.00 12-10-2012 Well done Fionnuala - you're a legend!
Well done Fionnuala - you're a legend!
  Claire Hedderman  € 25.00 11-10-2012 A mighty achievement And great tale.
A mighty achievement And great tale.
  Fintan & Therese Lahiffe  € 50.00 11-10-2012 Well Done Fionnuala - fantastic achievement!!
Well Done Fionnuala - fantastic achievement!!
  Grace Mahoney  € 10.00 11-10-2012
  Pattie-UK  € 15.00 11-10-2012 Congratulations and well done for having the perseverance to complete a second crossing, not many would have that grit and determination.
Congratulations and well done for having the perseverance to complete a second crossing, not many would have that grit and determination.
  Danelle Fitzpatrick  € 20.00 11-10-2012 A massive achievement fionnuala!!! Fantastic! Well Done!!!
A massive achievement fionnuala!!! Fantastic! Well Done!!!
  Bridget  € 20.00 27-08-2012 Well Done Fionnuala.
Well Done Fionnuala.
  Tony Garry  € 100.00 27-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala
Well done Fionnuala
  Glynn Marine Investments  € 250.00 21-08-2012
  Liana Leonard  € 10.00 21-08-2012
  Clare O' Sllivan  € 50.00 21-08-2012 Two honourable charities. Well done Fionnuala x
Two honourable charities. Well done Fionnuala x
  David O'Dowd  € 20.00 19-08-2012 Any friend of Aisling's is a friend of mine, well done :)
Any friend of Aisling's is a friend of mine, well done :)
  Mary G & David  € 50.00 19-08-2012 Finnuola brilliant achievement on swim and fundraising. Well done..
Finnuola brilliant achievement on swim and fundraising. Well done..
  Peter & Jenny  € 50.00 17-08-2012 Hard luck on the fog.
Hard luck on the fog.
  Debs & Sean  € 60.00 15-08-2012 Fionnuala, Congratulations on an exceptional achievement.
Fionnuala, Congratulations on an exceptional achievement.
  Catherine Keane  € 50.00 14-08-2012 That's some achievement, love the Keanes
That's some achievement, love the Keanes
  Noelle O'Connor  € 20.00 14-08-2012 Well done Fionnualla, great achievement!
Well done Fionnualla, great achievement!
  Michael & Patricia Galvin  € 50.00 13-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala
Well done Fionnuala
  Andrea Newport  € 20.00 13-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala a fantastic achievement xx
Well done Fionnuala a fantastic achievement xx
  Jacintha McLaughlin  € 50.00 13-08-2012 Fionnuala, couldn't be more proud of you! Hope you're enjoying your success. A fantastic achievment! Jacintha & Sean x
Fionnuala, couldn't be more proud of you! Hope you're enjoying your success. A fantastic achievment! Jacintha & Sean x
  Patricia Murphy  € 20.00 12-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala. Immense achievement.
Well done Fionnuala. Immense achievement.
  Kitty McNamara  € 50.00 10-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala, I knew you had it in you Kitty Mcx
Well done Fionnuala, I knew you had it in you Kitty Mcx
  Cliona Fitzpatrick  € 20.00 10-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala
Well done Fionnuala
  Martin,June,David & Sarah  € 50.00 09-08-2012 Well done.
Well done.
  Mark Murray  € 10.00 09-08-2012 Legendary stuff Fionnuala!
Legendary stuff Fionnuala!
  Joseph Burke  € 50.00 09-08-2012
  Trish Lenihan  € 20.00 09-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala. You are an inspirational Clare cailín!
Well done Fionnuala. You are an inspirational Clare cailín!
  Aishling McCormack  € 10.00 09-08-2012 Well done fionnula!!!
Well done fionnula!!!
  Hannah Fitzpatrick  € 20.00 09-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala!
Well done Fionnuala!
  una mc carthy  € 20.00 08-08-2012 best wishes for a great swim you have worked so hard for it we thinking bout you!
best wishes for a great swim you have worked so hard for it we thinking bout you!
  niamh  € 50.00 08-08-2012 Best of luck water baby
Best of luck water baby
  Kate  € 10.00 08-08-2012 Best of luck!!!
Best of luck!!!
  Bridin Ryan  € 20.00 08-08-2012 We are all so proud of your in Clarina...go girl go.....
We are all so proud of your in Clarina...go girl go.....
  Cara Callaghan  € 40.00 08-08-2012 Well done Fionnuala on an amazing achievement x
Well done Fionnuala on an amazing achievement x
  Yvonne Browne Kennedy  € 20.00 08-08-2012 Fionnuala, I wish you the best of luck, amazing and you will achieve your dream!
Fionnuala, I wish you the best of luck, amazing and you will achieve your dream!
  Anonymous  € 10.00 08-08-2012 -
  Hilary Gleeson  € 50.00 08-08-2012 Amazing stuff x
Amazing stuff x
  Ben and Liz  € 50.00 08-08-2012 Fair play to you Fionnuala!
Fair play to you Fionnuala!
  Daryl Feehely  € 10.00 08-08-2012 Good luck Fionnuala :-)
Good luck Fionnuala :-)
  Fiona Power  € 20.00 08-08-2012 The very best of luck Fionnuala, you go girl!!
The very best of luck Fionnuala, you go girl!!
  sean  € 50.00 08-08-2012 best of luck from all the family,keep up the good work
best of luck from all the family,keep up the good work
  Nicole  € 50.00 08-08-2012 Brilliant darl brilliant
Brilliant darl brilliant
  Fiona McNamara  € 50.00 08-08-2012 Big respect Fionnuala. Thinking of you. Love & best wishes, Fiona Mc.
Big respect Fionnuala. Thinking of you. Love & best wishes, Fiona Mc.
  Greg & Ann Young  € 50.00 07-08-2012 Best of luck Fionnuala Greg & Ann
Best of luck Fionnuala Greg & Ann
  Dee Carmody  € 10.00 07-08-2012 Best of luck - hope it goes well for you. Your brilliant to do itl
Best of luck - hope it goes well for you. Your brilliant to do itl
  Ciaran McCooey  € 100.00 07-08-2012 Best of Luck Fionnuala from everyone at Saongroup.com
Best of Luck Fionnuala from everyone at Saongroup.com
  johanna mcnulty  € 20.00 07-08-2012 Good luck Fionnuala!
Good luck Fionnuala!
  Marie Galvin  € 50.00 07-08-2012 Best of Luck Fionnuala You,ll do us all proud!!!
Best of Luck Fionnuala You,ll do us all proud!!!
  Fiona Rush  € 10.00 07-08-2012
  John Glynn  € 30.00 07-08-2012
  Ursula Normoyle  € 25.00 06-08-2012 Go Fionnuala
Go Fionnuala
  Marie Nolan  € 50.00 06-08-2012 Best of Luck Fionnuala..Your just amazing..xx
Best of Luck Fionnuala..Your just amazing..xx
  Blainagh Troy  € 30.00 05-08-2012
  Josephine Glynn  € 15.00 05-08-2012 Best of luck Fionnnuala
Best of luck Fionnnuala
  Brid Lillis  € 10.00 05-08-2012 Good luck Fionnuala!
Good luck Fionnuala!
  Davy and Colette x  € 100.00 02-08-2012 Go Fungi go!
Go Fungi go!
  Sarah glynn  € 30.00 02-08-2012 Fair play fionnuala!
Fair play fionnuala!
  Karen  € 50.00 02-08-2012 Well Done Fu Fu. Were very proud of you. From Karen, tom, Aoife & Shane
Well Done Fu Fu. Were very proud of you. From Karen, tom, Aoife & Shane
  Anonymous  € 50.00 02-08-2012 Best of luck tata Fufu from Kennan, Iifa and Keefe.
Best of luck tata Fufu from Kennan, Iifa and Keefe.
  Deirdre Zaidan  € 30.00 02-08-2012 Best of Luck Fu, from All the Z's x x
Best of Luck Fu, from All the Z's x x
  Biddy and Fintan  € 50.00 01-08-2012 very proud of you girl, best wishes. Biddy and Fintan
very proud of you girl, best wishes. Biddy and Fintan
  Tara  € 50.00 01-08-2012 Well done fu. We are so proud of u! love the Brownies!
Well done fu. We are so proud of u! love the Brownies!
  Anonymous  € 30.00 01-08-2012 -
  Patricia Coghlan  € 50.00 01-08-2012 Good luck Fionnuala.
Good luck Fionnuala.
  Anonymous  € 50.00 01-08-2012 Good luck Fionnuala!
Good luck Fionnuala!
  Susan O Shea  € 20.00 01-08-2012 Best of luck Fionnuala
Best of luck Fionnuala
  Deirdre O' Shaughnessy  € 20.00 01-08-2012
  Ciara Comerford  € 50.00 31-07-2012 Serious respect!! Best of luck!!
Serious respect!! Best of luck!!
  Morna Glynn  € 50.00 31-07-2012 best of luck simone! the best swimmer in ireland. pity the swim is clashing with the olympics, u r the next michelle smith!
best of luck simone! the best swimmer in ireland. pity the swim is clashing with the olympics, u r the next michelle smith!
  Aileen Glynn  € 10.00 31-07-2012 Best of luck Aunty Fu Fu!! x
Best of luck Aunty Fu Fu!! x
  Roisin Glynn  € 20.00 31-07-2012 Good luck simone! You've always been a water baby! x
Good luck simone! You've always been a water baby! x
  Maeve Evangelista Pã  € 50.00 31-07-2012 Best of luck Fu!
Best of luck Fu!
  Brenda McNamara  € 50.00 31-07-2012 The very best of luck Foo, you will does us proud, Kitty will be lighting the candles bx
The very best of luck Foo, you will does us proud, Kitty will be lighting the candles bx
  Brendan Maher  € 50.00 30-07-2012 Best of luck Fionnuala
Best of luck Fionnuala
  Seamus Kenny  € 20.00 29-07-2012 Good luck with the challenge Fionnuala
Good luck with the challenge Fionnuala
  Croidhe Glynn  € 50.00 29-07-2012 Best of luck Fionnuala Simone x
Best of luck Fionnuala Simone x
  Aisling Glynn  € 40.00 28-07-2012 Good luck Simone!
Good luck Simone!
  Aidan Walsh  € 50.00 28-07-2012
  Neil Collins  € 50.00 27-07-2012 Best of luck Fionnuala!!!
Best of luck Fionnuala!!!
  Anonymous  € 10.00 27-07-2012 Best of luck Fionnuala
Best of luck Fionnuala

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Pieta House

Funds donated go to providing a Free of Charge service to people from all over Ireland

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Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is a voluntary organisation which provides information and support to people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions and their families through a wide range of support services.

Families affected by the condition muscular dystrophy need different supports and MDI strives to provide services based on individual needs. It does this through the provision of support services, such as information, family support, respite, youth activities, transport and production of a newsletter and website.

Read More About Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
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