Rebecca Razey has bravely set herself the ultimate challenge of swimming the length of the channel from Dover to Calais this September in aid of Jeremiah’s Journey & Macmillan. The gruelling 21 mile swim is classed as an extreme, high-risk sport which requires dedicated training on a consistent basis.
The London Medical Student, from Plymouth has always enjoyed swimming since she was very young & competed in Swimathon’s every year for charity. In 2013 Rebecca decided that they weren’t enough of a challenge anymore & competed in here first Plymouth breakwater swim.
I really enjoyed the open water swim race and new challenges it offered and realised I wanted to do something to push myself further; I have always loved a challenge! This is when the seed of swimming the channel was planted in my head and very quickly grew. It seemed only natural that to complete such a challenge for charity.
Sadly when Rebecca was 15 years old one of her closest friends died suddenly, finding it difficult to cope her school put her in touch with us to help.
“It was a huge shock and it felt like everything was crumbling around me, I was months away from my GCSEs yet struggling to handle how I was feeling. Jeremiah’s Journey provided me with a safe space to properly grieve and explain how I was feeling inside. After the fantastic support I received from JJ and support I know friends have received from them, it was obvious that JJ should be one of the two charities I supported during my swim”.
Since the breakwater swim Rebecca has been training hard racking up the kilometres in the pool and open water & taking part in more open water races such as the Henley classic and Eton Dorney 10Km to prepare for her toughest challenge yet.
We are in awe of Rebecca’s incredibly brave fundraising challenge & are delighted that she has chosen Jeremiah’s Journey as one of her chosen charities to support. We wish her the best of luck & can’t wait to hear all about it!