Deaf News: Andrew Rees smashes fundraising target after 15 hour Channel swim

Posted on July 20, 2016

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Andrew Rees, who became the first profoundly Deaf man to swim across the Channel on Sunday night, has now exceeded his fundraising target following a huge wave of support from the Deaf community.

As Andrew reached French shores, he had reached around £3500 of his £6000 target. However, just over two days later, his total now stands at over £6000 – and it’s still rising.

You can donate via this page on the Just Giving site: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GBDeafSwimmingClub

Andrew, who competed as a swimmer in several Deaflympics, was raising funds to support Deaf swimmers at next year’s Deaflympics.

His achievement has made headlines in various news publications, including the BBC’s Get Inspired site .

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