29th March 2022

A fundraiser has risked his life and limbs to swim 20km and raise £1,400.

Rob Tyrrell lives in Perth, Australia, and completed the Rottnest Channel Swim on 26th February. The event is the Perth equivalent to the London Marathon – but just a little bit sunnier!Rob fundraised £1,400 by completing the Rottnest Channel Swim

Swimming for six and a half hours and avoiding any sharks, Rob raised £1,400.

The money raised will go to The Capella Foundation, which was set up by his friends Mat and Lucy after they lost one of their twins to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome during their first pregnancy. The foundation funds research into treatments for complications during pregnancy.

Rob said: “Mat and Lucy were expecting their first kids (twins) when we were expecting our first little boy. I found their response to the heartbreak of losing one of their babies to twin to twin transfusion very inspiring and figured I would raise money for them with this swim.”

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