I am going to attempt the “Polar Bear Challenge” to raise funds to support the great work of RainbowsGB.

“The Polar Bear Challenge” runs from 1st Nov to 31st March and the aim is to complete a set number of swims and distances outdoors in areas, including rivers and lakes.

However, as I live in Jersey it will all be just be in the sea! I am doing the gold level which means the rules are: Only swimsuit, single silicone hat and goggles may be worn. No neoprene wetsuit, boots or gloves can be worn.

I will be aiming to swim 5000m in the allocated time! A challenge both physically and mentally.

Wish me luck. Here is a link to the Virgin Money donations page, any donations large or small will be gratefully appreciated:



          Katie Hargreaves


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