My main aim for this swim is to enjoy it, and if I can,
Along the way I plan to raise money for the Portstewart Outdoor Recreation Fund and The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) Portrush Branch. 50:50 split.
Outdoor Recreation Fund
Portstewart is a beautiful, magical place which I love. From its rugged, treasure strewn coastline walks to the golden sands of the Strand beach and the chocolate ice cream and coffees on the promenade, you can only relax and enjoy yourself. I want to give something back to the town by giving opportunities to people who live there of all ages and abilities. I feel, by doing so, people will value the area they live in, and inspire future generations to build upon the many recreational activities it has to offer. Help me make a difference and let everyone have fun trying outdoor recreation in Portstewart. Pennies and pounds, they are all welcome no matter how little. Your money could help somebody access and enjoy the beach who hasnt been able to for years, let somebody less physically or mentally able try a new sport or activity that could allow them to discover something new, or let children or adult couch potatoes try paddleboarding, surfing, or simply learn about what lives in Portstewarts amazing rockpools.
The RNLI Portrush
is the charity who saves lives at sea. Their lifeguards saved 107 lives and assisted 18,779 people this year alone, and they are very active on the North Coast of Ireland. The Portrush station has been operating for 155 years and is crewed by some fearless watermen. My grandfather, Bill Stevenson was a keen sailor, and my grandmother Pamela Stevenson spent many days in her yellow coat fundraising outside Roughans in the pouring rain, just to help save lives at sea. Find out more about the Portrush RNLI history
Please donate to both