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Streetlife supporters swim the English channel to raise funds

STREETLIFE SUPPORTERS SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL TO RAISE FUNDSA round of applause... In August four brave ladies, Christine Beckwith, Carol Arnold, Lisa Jones and Val Jones decided they would attempt a “virtual” English Channel swim to raise much needed funds for our local StreetLife Sterilisation Programme based in the East Algarve.

What was involved?  They swam the equivalent to 35 kilometres / 22 miles, the width of the English Channel, in their respective swimming pools ranging from 6 meters to 9.5 meters in length.  In total a staggering 13,650 lengths between them!  That’s amazing!

They set their own pace, but wanted to complete the swim before their pools got too chilly.  They started mid-August and finished last week. Russell & Decoz Real Estate

As soon as they posted on Facebook what they were going to do sponsorship money started to come flooding in.  Family members, friends and other StreetLife supporters started to pledge amounts.

Our first WOW moment was when the last length was completed, they had raised a total sum of €1467.00; but then Russell & Decoz Real Estate (Moncarapacho) generously matched the sum raised by Lisa and Val and another €731.00 was paid into the StreetLife Account.  This was a second WOW moment - totally unexpected and so appreciated.

Not wanting to miss out, Christine and Carol are looking for another local company to match their sponsorship money – is there a local business out there who can match their €736.00?  There must be someone out there who can give StreetLife a third WOW moment?

A staggering €2198 was raised for StreetLife by these four fabulous ladies.


For more information about StreetLife contact: info@streetlife.pt or take a look at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/StreetLifeAnimalSterilisationProgramme to see all of the 440 dogs they have sterilised to date.


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