ENGLISH CHANNEL DISTANCE 33KM POOL SWIM!

Gulf for Good
United Arab Emirates

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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

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Raised : 30,745.47AED
Raised 93%
Goal : 33,000.00AED
Created Sep 14, 2020

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  • Ben

    100.00AED
    05-Oct-2020

    Good work mate!

  • Jonny Edmondson

    96.58AED
    28-Sep-2020

  • Angelina Steinberg

    100.00AED
    28-Sep-2020

    Well done and good luck!

  • Tymek i Monia

    100.00AED
    27-Sep-2020

  • Andrew Murphy

    500.00AED
    27-Sep-2020

  • Marek Goczoł

    300.00AED
    27-Sep-2020

  • Russell and Val

    330.00AED
    26-Sep-2020

    Big well done mate, great achievement.

  • Scott Boswell

    100.00AED
    24-Sep-2020

  • Dhan Hirani

    200.00AED
    23-Sep-2020

  • Sheetal

    480.00AED
    22-Sep-2020

    Well done Habibty! Thank you!

  • Yuen Lui

    200.00AED
    22-Sep-2020

    Well done, Simon and all ??????

  • Nada Arabi Majdalani

    300.00AED
    21-Sep-2020

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

  • Andrew & Merle

    330.00AED
    21-Sep-2020

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

  • Cherine

    200.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    Amazing! Well done ?

  • Mounia Bensouda

    367.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    What an amazing accomplishment!!! Congratulations

  • Gavin Kwas

    250.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    superb effort bondy. Pure class

  • Abdallah alireza

    500.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

  • John

    100.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    Awesome effort.

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    Well done! Absolutely amazing! ???

  • Chris Dabell

    500.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    Awesome effort Martin!

  • Paul Miles

    330.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    Awesome achievement Bondy - congratulations!

  • M. Bitar

    100.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

  • Mikki Davies

    96.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

    Respect ✊

  • Rhonda Kotb

    100.00AED
    20-Sep-2020

  • Shaun Mullen

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Rodrigo

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Guy Coghlan

    110.10AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Deirdre casey

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Well done Bondy. Super achievement

  • Freya Inston

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Tricia Evans

    300.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    So impressed Martin - good for you! x

  • Jason shilliday

    250.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Dean

    482.89AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Amazing effort

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Niamh Albertyn

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Huge congrats, great achievement

  • Jane Westley

    50.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Well done Martin!! Awesome effort. X

  • Nigel

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Martin, keep on pushing the boundaries. Mental!

  • Jennifer DSouza

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Jordi BR

    300.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Sadri Essafi

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Katrin Wilke

    133.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Awesome achievement

  • Anonymous

    300.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Ossman Makkaoui

    367.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    You’re truly amazing! Respect to you Martin

  • Jason Burke

    200.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Proud of you Martin!!!

  • Jo Carter

    96.58AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Gaye Brodie

    200.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Daniel Schwarz

    1,000.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Don’t slack, Mr Bond! Go go

  • Mj & Jane

    600.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Be awesome always

  • Richard Fitzgerald

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Maya

    1,000.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Kat Budd

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

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

  • Anonymous

    50.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Amazing effort! Good luck.

  • Judit Spiegl

    300.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Diane Gordon & Mike Bermingham

    330.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Smash it!!!

  • David

    500.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Inspirational stuff Bondy!

  • Marco Morelli

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Go Bondy!!!

  • Ruth McLaughlin

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

    Fantastic achievement for a great cause!

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Amanda & Richie Edmunds

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Richard Dean

    250.00AED
    19-Sep-2020

  • Rama Hajjar

    350.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

  • Janine

    350.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

    Absolute Legend

  • Lottie lucas

    250.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

    See ya there pal! All the best champ! X

  • David Hynes

    330.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

    Nutter

  • Shane Manning

    500.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

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

  • Mark Fourie

    300.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

  • Julie Lorenzano

    100.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

  • Alan Boswell

    300.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

    Good luck bond . Great cause

  • Michael Sievwright

    300.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

  • Clare

    500.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

    Good luck! #crazychallenge!

  • Maral Saatjian

    100.00AED
    18-Sep-2020

    What an amazing initiative! Thank you Martin Bond

  • Hans van der Wulp

    500.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

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

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

    YALLA YALLA!!! Good luck!!!

  • Andrew Horne

    241.45AED
    17-Sep-2020

    Go Martin Bond! Great cause

  • Theresa and Firtuna Abrefa

    300.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

    Swim hard! Proud of u!! Xx

  • Anonymous

    144.87AED
    17-Sep-2020

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

  • Engage Me Management Consultancy

    500.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

  • Gilles Ghoussoub

    500.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

  • Toufic Hobeika

    500.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

  • Giorgio Cecchinato

    200.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

  • Sarah & Stef

    480.00AED
    17-Sep-2020

  • Mike & Kerry Platts

    500.00AED
    16-Sep-2020

    Looking forward to seeing you even wrinklier, crazy bugger.

  • Lynette & Hasan Itani

    500.00AED
    16-Sep-2020

  • Jamie/Sara Edmunds

    200.00AED
    16-Sep-2020

    All the best!!

  • Yusuf Alireza

    4,800.00AED
    16-Sep-2020