Loch Ness Ladies Swimming For Afghan Mothers & Children

Loch Ness Ladies Swimming For Afghan Mothers & Children

An all-female team of swimmers from the Serpentine Swimming Club in London will swim 23 miles (37K) across the famous Loch Ness in Scotland this August.

The charity relay is a means to raise funds for the Afghan Mother and Child Rescue.

Anne MacAlpine-Leny, captain of the team of six swimmers explains, “My biggest reason for taking the Loch Ness Challenge is for the Afghan Mother and Child Rescue. Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to learn more about the charity and to get to know many people who work in Afghanistan. I am committed to the cause. I am also excited and enthusiastic about the brilliant team we have this year. The spirit is great and I am pleased to be part of such a fabulous group of women. I love the way the training unfolds and the team develops. It is a wonderful process. And to finally see the swimmers on the day and night meet the challenges and triumphs, this is what makes it all worthwhile.”

The team, coordinated by Anne (shown on left), includes Jenny Rice, Clare Doyle, Sophie Rutenbar, Maria McClarnon, Piera Constantini Scala and Kristy McIntyre who will attempt to raise £50,000 in their journey from north to south. The team is supported by local pilot Tom Kent and his wife who are providing their services free – a not-insignificant donation as the relay is expected to take between 20 and 25 hours.

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Steven Munatones