Personal Challenge

I'm making a difference by raising money for a great cause. Please support me by donating.

My Story

In 2017 I started as a volunteer swim coach with The Splash Foundation. My family allow me a couple of hours away every Sunday to give time back to our less privileged communities in Hong Kong.

The Splash Foundation conducts swim and water safety courses for under-served communities who may not have the access or means for swim lessons. Bringing together experienced coaches in a supportive group setting, Splash provides an opportunity to learn an important life skill which develops confidence, improves well-being and allows people to flourish both in and out of the water. Splash beneficiaries include Foreign Domestic Workers, Refugees and under-privileged young people (ages 8 - 14).

Since starting in March 2015, Splash has given 700 foreign domestic workers, refugees and under-privileged young people the opportunity to learn to swim and be water safe. Last month, over 200 participants started new programmes in six classes across three locations. Splash is opening a new location in Discovery Bay in May, and they are starting several new under-privileged young people programmes over the next few months with the goal of teaching 120 children to swim by the end of 2017.

As a result The Splash Foundation has grown beyond its means and it needs support from us. To this end I have managed to put together a team to participate in a swim-a-thon on Sunday 26th March. The format of the swim-a-thon is a continuous 30min swim changing over every 50 meters with the objective to cover the greatest distance in 30mins. Our team will also be assigned two graduates from the previous Splash courses which is a great way showcase the impact Splash is having on the community to a wider audience. My team will be looking to cover a minimum of 2km and a Big Hairy Audacious Goal of 3km.

After setting initial fundraising goals of HKD 20k and HKD 50k and surpassing both of these I'm now aiming for HKD 75k so your support would be greatly appreciated in reaching this new fundraising target. As an added bonus The Macquarie Group Foundation will be matching my fundraising result dollar for dollar, so every dollar you donate is worth two.

Please donate to Splash through fundraising page. Thank you in advance for your support.

Recent Donors

  • Lynnette Sarno

    HKD 800 29/03/2017

  • Jade Poon

    Great effort Rich!

    HKD 250 29/03/2017

  • Nick Hinton

    Great cause mate, well done

    AUD 250 29/03/2017

  • Fergal Gallagher

    All the best, Rich. Ferg.

    AUD 10 23/03/2017

  • Tom Gunnersen

    HKD 500 23/03/2017

  • Hugh Whitehill

    Get in!

    HKD 250 23/03/2017

  • Carmel

    Don't sink!

    AUD 100 22/03/2017

  • Phil Hess

    AUD 50 22/03/2017

  • Anonymous

    HKD 100 22/03/2017

  • joey dean

    Good luck Dougie! Please don't drown.

    AUD 100 22/03/2017

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