ENGLISH CHANNEL DISTANCE 33KM POOL SWIM!

Gulf for Good
United Arab Emirates

Story

ENGLISH CHANNEL DISTANCE SWIM ATTEMPT

In aid of LEBANON (Lebanese Red Cross)


This weekend, long-term Dubai resident Martin Bond will attempt the pool swim of all pool swims - a 33km swim in Fit Republik’s pool here in Dubai!


33km represents the approximate distance of a Channel Swim from England to France! Why on earth…??? Martin had been part of a Channel Relay team which was scheduled to cross from Folkestone to Calais this summer, however COVID travel restrictions meant that the Channel attempt was cancelled. In its place, Martin has committed to a SOLO ATTEMPT at the Channel distance, swimming the 33km in the pool at Fit Republik in Sports City, Dubai.  


This is a huge endurance swim attempt, all in the name of a great cause. The charitable swim is held in association with local charity Gulf For Good, and the event is approved by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, Licence No. 3255.


Much-needed funds are being raised for Lebanon; specifically the Lebanese Red Cross through Gulf for Good, a Dubai based not for profit that implements sustainable projects in the developing world, taking people on adventure challenges to raise money to help make a real difference in the lives of underprivileged kids. Since 2001, Gulf for Good has organised over 87 challenges, with over 1545 participants, in 27 countries, in support of 61 children’s charities; raising over US$3.9 million, building schools, children’s homes, hospitals, and more, changing the lives of countless children around the world.


To learn more about Gulf for Good click here: Gulf for Good


It is expected to take Martin approximately 12 hours of swimming to complete the 33km, starting at 0530am and swimming through until the early evening.


Please give generously in support of this great cause - all funds, whatever amount, are much needed and greatly appreciated.


75% of funds raised go to the Lebanese Red Cross

15% of funds raised go to Gulf for Good (NPO in the UAE and registered UK charity) for their sustainability

10% of funds raised go to International Humanitarian City for their emergency response work

Updates

No results have been found

Gulf for Good
United Arab Emirates



Raised : 28,238.89AED
Raised : 86%
Goal : 33,000.00AED
Created Sep 14, 2020

22 days left

Give a Smile.
Share
77
Donors
18
Smiles
IACAD Permit No.. 3255

recent donations
  • Nada Arabi Majdalani

    300.00AED
    2020-09-21 07:40:22

    I cannot thank you enough for your humongous efforts in helping Lebanese people. Go champ!

  • Andrew & Merle

    330.00AED
    2020-09-21 07:10:12

    Impressive. Very Impressive. X 33. I'll look out for you feet in the swim come 2022.

  • Cherine

    200.00AED
    2020-09-20 21:48:25

    Amazing! Well done 🎉

  • Mounia Bensouda

    367.00AED
    2020-09-20 13:41:46

    What an amazing accomplishment!!! Congratulations

  • Gavin Kwas

    250.00AED
    2020-09-20 13:13:11

    superb effort bondy. Pure class

  • Abdallah alireza

    500.00AED
    2020-09-20 12:47:30
  • John

    100.00AED
    2020-09-20 07:41:37

    Awesome effort.

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    2020-09-20 07:33:57

    Well done! Absolutely amazing! 🙌🏼🎉

  • Chris Dabell

    500.00AED
    2020-09-20 06:20:23

    Awesome effort Martin!

  • Paul Miles

    330.00AED
    2020-09-20 06:15:26

    Awesome achievement Bondy - congratulations!

  • M. Bitar

    100.00AED
    2020-09-20 06:11:54
  • Mikki Davies

    96.00AED
    2020-09-20 05:31:51

    Respect ✊

  • Rhonda Kotb

    100.00AED
    2020-09-20 02:21:21
  • Shaun Mullen

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 19:34:57

    Well done mate. You’re totally bonkers but an inspiration

  • Rodrigo

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 18:06:04
  • Guy Coghlan

    110.10AED
    2020-09-19 17:20:37
  • Deirdre casey

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 16:31:56

    Well done Bondy. Super achievement

  • Freya Inston

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 15:51:41
  • Tricia Evans

    300.00AED
    2020-09-19 15:47:31

    So impressed Martin - good for you! x

  • Jason shilliday

    250.00AED
    2020-09-19 15:00:12
  • Dean

    482.89AED
    2020-09-19 14:56:03

    Amazing effort

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 14:24:01
  • Niamh Albertyn

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 13:07:25

    Huge congrats, great achievement

  • Jane Westley

    50.00AED
    2020-09-19 13:05:58

    Well done Martin!! Awesome effort. X

  • Nigel

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:58:16

    Martin, keep on pushing the boundaries. Mental!

  • Jennifer DSouza

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:49:49

    Super effort by our super hero! Well done Mr Bond! hugsx

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:44:03
  • Jordi BR

    300.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:37:08

    This is just an amazing initiative!! Will somehow try to push you through the water

  • Sadri Essafi

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:29:36
  • Katrin Wilke

    133.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:26:55

    Awesome achievement

  • Anonymous

    300.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:04:32
  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    2020-09-19 12:01:51

    Well done mate, we're all super proud of you.

  • Ossman Makkaoui

    367.00AED
    2020-09-19 11:47:48
  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 11:27:48

    You’re truly amazing! Respect to you Martin

  • Jason Burke

    200.00AED
    2020-09-19 11:17:42

    Proud of you Martin!!!

  • Jo Carter

    96.58AED
    2020-09-19 10:50:59

    Good luck and we’ll done for not letting Covid stop you from doing something. Xx

  • Gaye Brodie

    200.00AED
    2020-09-19 10:14:36
  • Daniel Schwarz

    1,000.00AED
    2020-09-19 10:10:34

    Don’t slack, Mr Bond! Go go

  • Mj & Jane

    600.00AED
    2020-09-19 10:09:40

    Be awesome always

  • Richard Fitzgerald

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 10:05:07
  • Maya

    1,000.00AED
    2020-09-19 08:45:56

    When your arms gets tired, swim with your heart! Great initiative!

  • Kat Budd

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 08:31:26

    💪🏼 Keep going Martin “Stamina” Bond, we expect nothing less!! X

  • Anonymous

    50.00AED
    2020-09-19 08:30:55

    Amazing effort! Good luck.

  • Judit Spiegl

    300.00AED
    2020-09-19 07:54:46
  • Diane Gordon & Mike Bermingham

    330.00AED
    2020-09-19 06:22:17

    Smash it!!!

  • David

    500.00AED
    2020-09-19 05:30:48

    Inspirational stuff Bondy!

  • Marco Morelli

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 05:24:37

    Go Bondy!!!

  • Ruth McLaughlin

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 05:13:56

    Fantastic achievement for a great cause!

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 04:47:11
  • Amanda & Richie Edmunds

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 04:47:03
  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    2020-09-19 04:23:39
  • Richard Dean

    250.00AED
    2020-09-19 01:52:17
  • Rama Hajjar

    350.00AED
    2020-09-18 22:40:23
  • Janine

    350.00AED
    2020-09-18 18:01:52

    Absolute Legend

  • Lottie lucas

    250.00AED
    2020-09-18 17:39:09

    See ya there pal! All the best champ! X

  • David Hynes

    330.00AED
    2020-09-18 16:59:37

    Nutter

  • Shane Manning

    500.00AED
    2020-09-18 16:35:32

    100dhs for every km I'm hoping to swim with you.

  • Mark Fourie

    300.00AED
    2020-09-18 15:05:50
  • Julie Lorenzano

    100.00AED
    2020-09-18 12:23:25
  • Alan Boswell

    300.00AED
    2020-09-18 10:40:49

    Good luck bond . Great cause

  • Michael Sievwright

    300.00AED
    2020-09-18 07:31:33
  • Clare

    500.00AED
    2020-09-18 04:43:44

    Good luck! #crazychallenge!

  • Maral Saatjian

    100.00AED
    2020-09-18 04:43:19

    What an amazing initiative! Thank you Martin Bond

  • Hans van der Wulp

    500.00AED
    2020-09-17 21:19:19

    Epic effort Bondi with a great cause. Best of luck mate.

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    2020-09-17 11:24:22

    YALLA YALLA!!! Good luck!!!

  • Andrew Horne

    241.45AED
    2020-09-17 08:42:27

    Go Martin Bond! Great cause

  • Theresa and Firtuna Abrefa

    300.00AED
    2020-09-17 06:58:30

    Swim hard! Proud of u!! Xx

  • Anonymous

    144.87AED
    2020-09-17 05:23:28

    As Dory said, just keep swimming! Swimmy Swimmy swimming.

  • Engage Me Management Consultancy

    500.00AED
    2020-09-17 04:59:50
  • Gilles Ghoussoub

    500.00AED
    2020-09-17 04:52:00
  • Toufic Hobeika

    500.00AED
    2020-09-17 04:23:07
  • Giorgio Cecchinato

    200.00AED
    2020-09-17 04:08:53
  • Sarah & Stef

    480.00AED
    2020-09-17 03:43:05
  • Mike & Kerry Platts

    500.00AED
    2020-09-16 20:28:38

    Looking forward to seeing you even wrinklier, crazy bugger.

  • Lynette & Hasan Itani

    500.00AED
    2020-09-16 20:23:24
  • Jamie/Sara Edmunds

    200.00AED
    2020-09-16 13:41:18

    All the best!!

  • Yusuf Alireza

    4,800.00AED
    2020-09-16 12:55:52