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My epic daughter Isla is off to do an Epic Swim event. Well actually we're both going swimming and in my head we'll be featuring on Swallows and Amazons (the remake at least) as we're swimming in the lake where parts of it were filmed. It should be a beautiful event - pictures to follow from our fab support crew.
If you'd like to sponsor her without reading the story you can do so here:
We've been swimming in the river locally probably for a month or so and she's like a little mermaid - I've been so impressed at how well she's done and am loving seeing her confidence grow in the water. There is nothing quite like being in the river as the birds fly over you, the fish jumping (if you're lucky you get to see the fish and the splash, second lucky just the splash and third lucky you hear it or someone in the group tells you), swimming across to the elderflower tree and smelling the flowers whilst treading water next to it. It's a great way to finish (or start, or middle) a day.
We decided to do it as a fundraiser for Homeopathy for Health in Africa who I've been involved with and passionate about fundraising for since I helped design and distribute their first calendar - in 2012 I think it was. There followed a Calendar Girls of Homeopathy calendar - that's a rarer edition ;) All sorts of fun was had and has been had since. They are a completely inspirational organisation and I'm constantly inspired and feel privileged to have done the bits I have to help. Isla has fundraised for them in the past - we did a Santa Run together and she set up and did a readathon by herself about 5 years ago.
So this time we set up a fundraising page on Thursday morning 10am. As I write it's now Sunday morning, 7am and the page stands at £1540. She's surpassed what I thought was possible - and when I told her I thought perhaps we could get to £1000 (that was Isla's first suggested goal having raised £300 with her readathon and wanting to get more this time) she said we should go for £2k. No, let's play it safe I said and aim for 1. Well we did that in 48 hours. Amazing. The community support for the organisation and for what my daughter is doing has overwhelmed me. Thank you if you've already been a part of that. Everything, from £2 to £200 is hugely appreciated.
In two weeks time we'll be getting ready to check in for our swim so please help us get to £2000 - she would be so excited!! So I figure we only need 46 people to give £10 each. We can do that - right?
If you'd like to be one of them, the link is here:
With love and gratitude,
Photo credit to the one and only Amber Rose Nolson. Amazing friend, mother, pilates instructor, and swimming buddy.
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley Homeopath
Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition