|Alice swims across Port Phillip Bay|
My daughter Alice is a bit of a soft touch when it comes to helping others. She's always been like that. She's her father's daughter in that sense. I think it's a good quality myself, though can be inconvenient at times.
Last night she emailed me and asked if I could help her by posting something here about what she's agreed to do.
Here it is in her own words (this was written for an internal Monash University publication for distribution amongst her colleagues):
I'm going to be Amaze-ing!
Once again I am endeavoring to test my athletic limits as I have signed up to be part of the Monash Team to swim in the first Marathon swim of this kind in Australia! This is a fundraising event for Autism Victoria (Amaze).
The 42 km swim crosses Port Phillip Bay from Point Lonsdale to Brighton, and takes place over 2 days, 10-11 March. I will be doing this as part the Monash Corporate relay team of 10 swimmers. The ABC will be making a documentary about it, so I could be famous!!
I am not a super-fish; I am an average swimmer and I really didn't like the swimming carnival at school. This is a BIG challenge for me. I am very excited about it and to be able to do this for all those people who can't.
I'm also looking forward to achieving something I have never done before.
We have a fund raising page
If you can spare a few dollars, please sponsor me (and the Monash Team) via this website. Any support will be greatly appreciated, and will spur me on to swim as hard as I can!
I am a late entrant so am way behind in the fundraising stakes, but hope I can make a late charge and still make a difference for Amaze.
I went to the site and yes, as you'll see at the bottom of the image, her participation does look a bit sad. Coming in late she's had no chance to raise any money yet for a very worthy cause.
Autism is a particularly difficult condition for all concerned, but there is a lot of research going on, and a lot of thought going into making life better for autistic children and their families.
It's just a matter of going to the website and providing a little sponsorship.
Any takers? Or, should I say, any givers? Any help at all would be appreciated.
|The team. Alice Wright (far right)|
|Giants of the Bay Website|