Sandra swims to raise money for Harmony
This winter, local woman Sandra Jay Russell has been swimming in the sea to raise funds for Harmony, Bridport’s mental health hub. She regularly swam since November 1st and raised £425 in sponsorship for the charity.
“I've never been a sea swimmer,” says Sandra. “Even at the height of summer I preferred to sit on the beach rather than venture into the sea and risk the cold. But I challenged myself to swim in the sea throughout the winter to raise money for Harmony. Some days it was really hard, but I thought about the cause and that kept me going. I am really pleased I managed to do it.”
Sandra joined a group of experienced swimmers and acclimatised herself for the challenge of swimming in the cold water of the sea throughout the winter.
“I work as a Psychotherapist and am very aware that sometimes we have to step outside our own comfort zones to make important things happen – so I am really pleased I could practice this for myself. The Harmony Centre staff do so much with little funding and limited resources for people in Bridport who are challenged with issues around their mental health, so I wanted to help them in some way."
Harmony runs a Drop-in that can be visited or contacted during opening hours on 07597 379290, and a Community Front Room (07385 290804).
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Or ring Acting Harmony Manager, Debbie Marlow, on 07597 379290, or 07385 290804.