Recruitment Funding Solutions is proud to announce that our Managing Director, Alex Grant, successfully completed an end-to-end charity swim of Lake Windermere last Saturday, 8th July 2023.
Alex managed to surpass his original fundraising target of £1,000, raising a total of £1,280 for mental health charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
About Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this by offering life-saving services, provoking conversation, and bringing people together to reject living miserably. From advice on their site to free, confidential chats with our helpline staff, online or on the phone, CALM are here for whoever needs them, every day. No matter what. £8 is enough to fund one potentially life-saving call.
About the challenge
As the longest lake in the country, Windermere end-to end is England’s longest swim. The total distance of the swim is 17.7km. It’s not just the distance that makes the swim a real challenge of mental and physical endurance either – Windermere is also well known for it’s colder water temperature, with the average water temperature ranging from 11°C to 15°C at this time of year.
We’d like to congratulate Alex once again on this fantastic achievement, and also extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated.
If you’d like to find out more about Alex’s journey and training towards the Windermere you can visit his JustGiving page here.