Rachelle Swims the English Channel for Perinatal Mental Health

$26,639 raised

TARGET $20,000

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About

In August 2017 I will be swimming solo from Dover, UK to Calais, France across the “Everest of ocean swims” and busiest shipping lane in the world – the English Channel. I turned to ocean swimming after being diagnosed with postnatal depression after the birth of my beautiful third child, and it has been instrumental in aiding my recovery.

Hence I would like to utilise my Channel Challenge to raise funds for an organisation very close to my heart – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA). PANDA provides a vital service in Australia by offering the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counseling service, as well as reducing stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression, and providing education services to health professionals and the wider community.

At its shortest point, the route is 33.3km (20.7mi) but due to large tidal shifts and currents it’s most likely that I’ll be swimming between 40km – 50km. With the water temperature likely to be 16 degrees, it’s estimated to take me 14 – 16 hours. Official Channel swimming rules state I cannot touch another human, boat, or support vessel during the length of the swim.

My training regime over the past three years has been rigorous, with daily pool swims, weekly ocean swims and attending cold-water camps.

Please support me as I take on this ultra-marathon and help raise much-needed funds for this great cause.

You can follow my progress in the lead up to, and during the challenge at: Facebook.com/EnglishChannelSwim

Thank you, Rachelle x

I'm raising funds for

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PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

PANDA has been supporting Australian families for nearly 30 years and has helped tens of thousands of Australians get much-needed information, support and treatment to aid their recovery from perinatal anxiety and depression.

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Rachelle Silver

Rose Bay NSW



Mon, 9 Oct 2017

MIchael Barel

$180

Good work to you and the support crew. Amazing effort.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017

Ruth Stockford

$35
Fri, 29 Sep 2017

AKI AND JULIA

$100
Fri, 29 Sep 2017

Sally-Anna and Brian Feldman

$135
Sat, 26 Aug 2017

Julie Shmueli

$100

Well done for such a massive achievement. Everyone is do proud of you

Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Asher Nathan

$100

You're a complete legend. I had no idea!

Sun, 20 Aug 2017

Sue and Les Szekely

$1000

Amazing achievement! Congratulations!

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

Frances Clinton-Davis

$325

Dear Rachelle - even if you had tried to reach the other side it would have been enough. To succeed in the way you did is the result of a gynormous feat of courage, perseverance and endurance in a swimmer unfriendly environment. Even your husband Dan's 'alongside support' in a small boat for 16 hours is in itself a trial of strength of character and stamina. Your children, as they grow older will be very proud. Love the C-D's

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

Juli Beattie

$325

what an awesome achievement. Congratulations Juli and Simon

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

Kathy Holloway

$50

Rachelle we are so impressed with your courage and tenacity! What a fabulous effort!! Looking forward to congratulating you in person. Kathy and Peter Holloway

SINCE  May 2017

171 

Donations

$26,639 raised

TARGET $20,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo

PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

PANDA has been supporting Australian families for nearly 30 years and has helped tens of thousands of Australians get much-needed information, support and treatment to aid their recovery from perinatal anxiety and depression.

About Fundraiser

Rachelle Silver

Rose Bay NSW

SINCE  May 2017

171 

Donations