Celebrating life one swim at a time

February 27th, 2020
Janet after her 'shortest day of the year swim' at Scorching Bay

Janet after her ‘shortest day of the year swim’ at Scorching Bay

Janet recently raised an incredible $1,600 in a very novel way in memory of her Dad, Bruce.

“I set myself a challenge of 52 swims for 2019 and originally called it ‘Operation Bar Tab’! I asked my friends to donate $52 if I did the 52 swims, half was to go on the bar for a celebration at the end and half was to go to Mary Potter Hospice, and if I didn’t do the challenge I would pay them $52 each. Let’s just say when it looked like the challenge was going to be difficult I stopped telling people about it!”

“29 friends have sponsored me and I’ve asked them to consider contributing all the money to the Hospice which they are happy to do. It’s been a great challenge and has been a source of amusement for friends and family.”

“I’ve discovered the most beautiful swim spots in Wellington, swum at Scorching Bay on the shortest day of the year without a wet suit.”

“This challenge has been about taking those moments to celebrate life and to honour those dear to our hearts that have sadly spent time at Mary Potter Hospice. Thanks to everyone at the Hospice for all the work you do to make what is a really difficult time for families just that little bit easier.”

Thank you to Janet and to her friends and family who supported her on this very fun (and chilly) fundraiser! It takes a community to make hospice happen and we are so thankful for your support. Fundraising for Mary Potter Hospice really does make a difference. You can help keep our services free for the people of Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti who need us by fundraising for us in your own way.