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Birches near Badger Falls, Glen Affric.

European beaver Photo by Laurie Campbel.


Fundraising for Trees for Life

by doing the Great North Swim

Rachel Belk (and friends)

4.00p.m. on Saturday 23rd June 2012

Hi all,

I used to swim when a teenager, but haven't swum regularly for over 20 years. I must be slightly mad for having said yes to joining a group of friends planning to do the Great North Swim, but it's going to be an interesting challenge! We're raising money for a whole range of charities and I would be very grateful if you would support Trees for Life, a charity I've felt strongly about for at least 15 years. I love the idea of a grove that can expand with time - and we can go and visit it in the future if we want!

Thanks everyone.

Love Rachel x

Our grove

The donations total of £260 will plant a grove of 50 trees!.

Please click here to make a donation and write a dedication for this grove via our secure server:

We can also take your donation by phone: tel. 0845 458 3505. Thank you.

A big thank you to . . .

Robert and Mary Johnstone, Wendy Johnstone, Jacinta Richards, Rhiannon Davies, Georgie Hulme, Claire Smith, Claire Bailey, Julia Pearmain, Emma Sebright-Pickard, Becci & Rob Barker, River Wolton, William Jeremy Belk, Sheila Plumbe, Gareth Jefferies, Doreen Yates, Victoria Frances


Well done Rachel, I'm sure the trees will be very grateful that you swallowed half of the Manchester Ship Canal for them.

Good Luck!

For a very good cause, and for a brave friend raising lots of money doing a crazy swim!

Good luck Rach, you'll do it easily! We'll be thinking of you on saturday as we bask on the sofa! Lots of Love Claire & Fede xxx

Good luck - we'll be thinking of you all
Julia & Wendy

Good luck Rach, the Marathon must be an easier option! Hope you have good weather. Love the S-P's x

Well done Rachel - you go girl! x
Becci & Rob

Swim for the trees! Good luck. x River

Good luck! It sounds a marvellous charity, we so love seeing the native woods when visiting Scotland. William

What a fabulous Charity - but if you think you're mad for doing this swim, I must be truly bonkers! Sheila

I hope you have your boxing gloves at the ready! Gareth

Good luck, daughter no.1. here's hoping Windermere will be as calm as last time we were on it. xx

Rain on Scots pine needles.

Silver birches, Glen Affric.

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