Tairgwaith poet, Em Hinshelwood, swims round Pembrokeshire to raise funds for asylum seekers in Swansea.
She’s raising money for 2 fantastic organizations: Unity in Diversity (UiD) and Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group (SBASSG), that provide friendship, support, advice and services to people who have fled their homes and are seeking refuge in the UK.
She’s swimming in memory of two friends who were instrumental in motivating her to swim but tragically died last September. Rache Dougherty, her closest childhood friend, and Russ Ward (of Celtic Leisure) who coached her first to swim the Solent and then the Channel relay.
“This swim is a big deal for me. I’ll be swimming round all the tricky headlands and rocky outcrops, through Caldey Sound and past military artillery zones. And the Pembrokeshire sea is swarming with jellyfish at the moment. But I’m spurred on by the great work of UiD and SBASSG, and from the ongoing inspiration from Rache and Russ whose positivity and encouragement are still great drivers in my life.”
Her partner Dan will kayak alongside her. He’s hoping to catch fish along the way and cook up fresh mackerel on a fire in the evenings.
Please sponsor her: