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

Posted on July 20, 2016

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.

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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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