Stay lucky! – ‘Wild’ swimmers raise money for Traveller charities
A group of 'open water' swimmers will be spending lockdown raising money for Gypsy and Traveller charities.
Norfolk and Suffolk Diversity Swimmers are posting daily pictures of their charity swims in local lakes, rivers, outdoor swimming pools and the sea on their Facebook Event page and urging friends and family - and well anyone really – to donate money to their fundraising page. So far the swimmers have raised nearly £400 and the money is set to go to the charities Gate Herts and Friends Families and Travellers.
Group stalwart Imogen Radford kicked off the swims, that will go on throughout the month, with a chilly November 1st swim in a local pond. “Great to get started, so far inspired to do a dip a day, but might not manage that,” said Imogen.
As well as raising money, the group also hope to raise awareness about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller discrimination and have urged other open water swimmers across the UK to join in.
“Please join in with your own swim and/or donate!” say the group. “We'd love to see your photos on our Facebook Event page "Diversity Swim for Gypsy, Roma+Traveller Charities."
(Lead photo Anna Wright and Jess Mathieson courtesy of Diversity Swimmers)