My main aim for this swim is to enjoy it, and if I can,
complete it. 
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.
The Portstewart
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.
Online donations will be administered by Outdoor Recreation NI.
The RNLI Portrush
The RNLI 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 here .
Please donate to both here .
The view of Donegal from Portstewart Promenade.
    Donate online here If you wish to help me raise money, hold a fundraising event, donate with cash or by cheque, please email me.
    The fund is administered by Outdoor Recreation NI and will open at the end of Summer 2016. It will be open to organised groups providing outdoor recreation opportunities in the Portstewart area. Application forms will be available here and the funds avaiable will be limited to the total raised. MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW SOON.
    Would you like to hold a fundraising event to raise money for the swim? Would you like to help me on a training session or challenge me to a fun pre event challenge? Got an idea? Email me.