I am aiming to raise at least HK$200,000 or HK$1,000 for each kilometre I walk in my hotel room 9 paces long during quarantine. I have done 146 km so far.

My Story

After three separate bouts of quarantine for a combined six weeks of lock up (and numerous negative Covid tests) in the past year, with the prospect of another three weeks holed up in a Hong Kong hotel I decided to take a different route—or rather the same route, over, and over and over. With two days left before quarantine ends I have ACHIEVED MY GOAL OF WALKING 200 KILOMETRES (262,470 STEPS) in a room nine paces long. And I plan to keep walking.  Why this regimen of endless 180- degree turns every nine paces? To raise HK$200,000 for the Splash Foundation. That's HK$1,000 for every kilometre I have walked. Walking is easy. Fund raising is more challenging. I joined Splash as a volunteer swim coach for domestic workers and disadvantaged Hong Kong kids six years ago, and we have taught hundreds of people to swim.  None of our students know how to swim before they join Splash, and by the end of a 12-week course they nearly all master the basics, most importantly, how to stay afloat without panicking. Lives literally depend on this skill, especially for women and men from countries where sea disasters, and unnecessary drowning, are all too common. So please support us and support my Splash Indoor Hotel Walkathon! If we raise HK$200,000, together we will make it possible for 100 students to take part in our free classes. Though we are all volunteers, the money goes to covering  Splash costs: pool lane rentals, salaries for lifeguards, insurance, swim caps for the students and general overhead. 

Recent Donors

  • Jasdeep Sandhu

    HKD 800 04/30/2021 06:56:11 AM UTC

  • Anna Craven

    Hi Freddie sorry it has taken me so long! Hope all is well xxxx

    HKD 1,200 04/28/2021 04:33:30 PM UTC

  • Edouard Malingue

    HKD 800 04/26/2021 08:06:28 AM UTC

  • Steve Proctor

    HKD 1,000 04/26/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Jennifer Bernstein

    HKD 2,500 04/14/2021 02:35:29 AM UTC

  • Jason Ginsberg

    HKD 1,000 04/10/2021 10:53:46 AM UTC

  • Calum Watson

    HKD 500 03/25/2021 03:59:40 PM UTC

  • Kristine S

    HKD 1,000 03/23/2021 10:42:48 AM UTC

  • Laura Cowan

    HKD 100 03/22/2021 03:35:26 AM UTC

  • Lucy Reid

    Well done Freddie

    HKD 500 03/21/2021 07:07:09 AM UTC

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