Come and spend an evening with Lindsey 'Stompy' Cole hosted by the Seabirds.
The fundraising evening will include film, story telling, Q&A and details of her next summer swimming adventure that needs swimmers!
Lindsey is well known throughout the outdoor swimming community and easily recognisable due to her infectious smile and imaginative adventures. In 2018 she swam 120 miles as the 'urban mermaid', tail included, in the River Thames as part of a plastic awareness campaign. In 2019 she swam with over 1000 other outdoor swimmers the length and breadth of the UK.
She says of herself "a cold water swimmer, adventurer, environmentalist, writer and a speaker. From swimming the River Thames to show how we're choking mermaids with plastic, to cycling the length of Africa to watch the World Cup, or retracing an incredible journey along Australia's Rabbit Proof Fence- whatever idea pops into my head I like to see if I can give it a go."
Profits from the fund raising evening will be donated to Lindsey's next campaign (to be revealed on the night) and Seabird's 'Women, Wellbeing and Water' programme.
The evening will take place at West Blatchington Windmill, Holmes Avenue, Hove, BN3 7LE. There is free street parking.
Date: Wednesday 18th March
TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE
Seabirds have taken the decision to postpone our fundraising event on Wednesday evening. In the words of Queen Liz - as a 'sensible precaution' and in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the NHS we will do our bit to 'flatten the curve'. We will update everyone who bought a ticket and offer them a refund if they would prefer, or to keep the ticket for the future date (when the new date is announced you will also be able to request a refund/exchange should the date not suit).
Seabirds will KEEP ON SWIMMING. A lot of us swim to manage our anxiety etc and need the solace of the sea and the social (at a safe distance ) contact more than ever. We will keep posting swims and you can keep coming. Please be aware that we have a number of swimmers with compromised immunity so we recommend practicing social distancing (the 2 metre distance and no hugs/kisses). Please do not be offended if you are asked to sit a bit further away when changing! We know big groups are too much for some - if you need to join a bigger swim than usual to get your fix do come and know you do not have to talk to anyone if you do not want to or feel up to it. Also, if you just need a couple of people to join you for a swim then please feel free to post that when you need to. NB. the advice is if you have symptoms to stay at home.
When we started Seabirds the lifebuoy in our logo was a conscious choice - with more people out of work or working from home the sea and our salty community may be the thing keeping us afloat through difficult times. Links will be posted below for ways you can proactively help others and receive help and support while we weather this storm together. Lots and lots of love xxx