Posted by: Richard Neale | July 13, 2011

Appeal is going swimmingly

The intrepid pair on a recent swim at Llyn Gwynant


In one of the most original attempts to raise funds for Llyndy Isaf,  Heather Letley and Matthew Jones have set themselves the target of raising £250 in a rather novel way.  I’ll let them take up the story:

The National Trust need another £250,000 towards their £1m target to purchase Llyndy Isaf farm in Snowdonia. We are hoping to raise a thousandth of this by swimming 2.25 miles along the Thames from Hampton Court Palace to Kingston on Sunday 17th July.

 Our regular trips to Snowdonia now not only involve walking and climbing, but also swimming in many of the beautiful lakes in the area. On a recent visit we discovered that one of the lakes we enjoy swimming in is up for sale and that the National Trust have launched a fundraising campaign to purchase it, ensuring its protection for generations to come.

 We have been impressed by the National Trust’s management of Hafod y Llan, which was purchased by the NT in 1998 through the ‘Save Snowdon’ appeal (so much so that we almost upped sticks to run the camp site!), and know that this purchase would be a great benefit to Snowdonia.

 This swim really will be us ‘going the extra mile’, given that it’s double the distance we’re used to, so please support us and help to preserve a truly beautiful part of the UK.

To help Heather and Matthew achive their goal, click here to visit their just giving site.

I wish them both the best of luck on Sunday.



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