A few weeks back I submitted my Channel swim story to them, hoping to appear in the 'Fundraiser of the Day' feature they have been running.
Knowing that there must be a plethora of hopefuls also submitting their stories, and not having heard any confirmation back from the paper, it was quite a surprise to see my own picture and name in today's edition.
Thus far already, by 11:00, I have received in excess of an additional 30 donations totaling more than an extra £150 - which is fantastic!
Thank you to everyone who has donated - many of them anonymous - and to the Metro newspaper!
All donations go directly to Acorns.
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