Because we are mad and as many of you know we love to give back where we can and select a charity to raise funds for each year. This year our chosen charity is Love Zimbabwe, a tiny charity doing amazing things for the disabled community in a small village in Zimbabwe. 

The challenge:

Tuesday 24th August 

3 friends (Amy, Shaun & Jo)

30 beach swims

All in one 1 day and 0 wetsuits

How can you help:

You can sponsor us via our GO FUND ME page. We are hoping to raise £1000.

Share this blog and our Instagram post with your friends and family

Keep an eye on our instagram stories for updates and for the planned route 

Purchase a hand crafted fair-trade item from our online store so we can continue to support the charity in the future 

About the charity:

Martha Musonza, who founded the charity, came to the UK in 2001 having been a Geography and History teacher in Mutoko in the Mudzi District in Zimbabwe for seven years.  She was also interested in adult education and had started a women’s co-operative, teaching women in villages to make arts, crafts and hand painted textiles.

Martha met Samara Hawthorn, in Zimbabwe in 2000 and they became friends. Martha decided she wanted to visit the UK and resigned from her teaching position in December 2000. With Samara’s help, Martha left Zimbabwe and together they worked to set up a social enterprise to help disadvantaged Zimbabweans, especially those in rural areas.

Fair-Trade is an important aspect of the work because they are helping individuals and groups to start their own businesses, making African arts and crafts, and get a fair price for them. 

They have recently finished building a library and learning centre for the community. Find our more here