All are welcome to support the fundraising activity through November for Gypsy Roma+Traveller Charities, wherever you are. You can take part by doing some swims or dips, sponsor and support those who take part, send messages of solidarity or if you can you could donate. Sponsorship page, https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/annawright/diversity-swim-for-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-community.aspx, or send messages to me on Facebook or Contact me
What is the swim event and how can I join in or support it?
Diversity Swim for Gypsy Roma+Traveller Charities
Culminates on 30 November
Norfolk and Suffolk swimmers for diversity – solidarity swim for the GRT community.
We are a group of people brought together by a shared love of open water swimming and a commitment to standing up against racism. We have decided to raise awareness and funds for some organisations run by and working with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Community.
If you’d like to join in with or support this awareness raising event- please challenge yourself to lucky number swims in November or make a small donation to support those who are doing so.
Milly, a grandmother of one of the fundraisers who describes herself as “Romani and proud”, has kindly agreed to give us some lucky numbers as inspiration for the fundraising swims. They are: 3, 5, 7, 21 and 30
and the funds will be split equally between the charities: https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/our-vision-for-change/support-us/
Also check out
https://www.lgbttravellerpride.com/about, which is not a registered charity so we could not add it to our Sponsorme page; and the Traveller Movement, https://travellermovement.org.uk/advocacy-support/lgbt, which has this page for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities, with advice and stories, https://travellermovement.org.uk/advocacy-support/lgbt
Everyone was encouraged to share their dips and swims, and these are now gathered:
Round up of swims and dips for the whole of November 2020:
Week 1, 1-7 Nov, Diversity swims for GRT: the Nov challenge starts
Week 2, 8-14 Nov, Diversity swims for GRT: the Nov challenge part 2
Week 3, 15-21 Nov, Diversity swims Nov Part 3 for GRT
Week 4, 22-28 Nov, Diversity swims Week 4 for GRT
Week 5, final two days here, Diversity swims for GRT 29 & 30 Nov 2020
Report of the month in the Eastern Daily Press, Swimmers in Norfolk tackle challenge to support travellers
Story also covered on BBC Radio Norfolk, 1 Dec, at 2h33.45, till 2.41.46, for 29 days, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08yq4vw