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RUN | CFR | Richard's Ocean Swim for Refugees

Richard Letcher / Fundraise for Refugees

On 5th Oct, I will be swimming 15km in the open ocean around Hong Kong to raise money for sport and mental health initiatives for the refugee population in Hong Kong, and I’m looking for your support towards our cause!
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    Christopher Tong

    $500.00 / 127 days ago

    Excellent work Richard. Well done!!!

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    Christina Kautzky

    $500.00 / 130 days ago

    Don’t drink the water. xx

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    Luo Ming

    $500.00 / 130 days ago

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    Monica Novomisle

    $500.00 / 133 days ago

    Congratulations! What an amazing achievement. I hope you are healing now!

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    CHRIS CAVES

    $500.00 / 136 days ago

    Many congrats Richard!

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    SUPARNA BANIK

    $500.00 / 136 days ago

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    SIU CHOW TONY CHOI

    $1,000.00 / 136 days ago

    Well done, Richard!!

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    Giles Boeree

    $500.00 / 136 days ago

    Excellent effort Richard!

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    Amanda Clarke

    $500.00 / 136 days ago

    Fantastic effort for a great cause. Well done!

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    Milly Black

    $309.00 / 137 days ago

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    $1,500.00 / 137 days ago

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    Mathew Gollop

    $1,000.00 / 137 days ago

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    Eric Leonard

    $500.00 / 137 days ago

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    Nandita Debur

    $500.00 / 138 days ago

    Well done Richard!

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    Lisa Beattie

    $500.00 / 138 days ago

    Richard, you legend once again!! Hope you hanging up the goggles for some rest before the next challenge! Best regards The Beatties

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    Richard Letcher

    $1,100.00 / 138 days ago

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    Lucy Nightingale

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    Iain Houstoun

    $500.00 / 140 days ago

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    Andrew and Susan Ho Brandler

    $500.00 / 140 days ago

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    Elizabeth Kelley

    $500.00 / 140 days ago

    Go Richard!! Swim fast!!

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    Danielle Smyth

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    Gin Choo

    $500.00 / 140 days ago

    All the best Richard! You are awesome!!!

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    Ayessa Penaranda

    $300.00 / 141 days ago

    Good luck, Richard!

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    Stanley Teo

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    Alice Cheung

    $600.00 / 141 days ago

    Go Richard! #betterneverstops #kindnessneverstops - Alice & Elton

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    Rebecca Harper

    $200.00 / 142 days ago

    Good luck Richard!

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    Laurence Munoz

    $200.00 / 142 days ago

    Watch out for those pesky sharks!

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    $500.00 / 142 days ago

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    Scott Mason

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    Sonny Wong

    $500.00 / 142 days ago

    Good luck Aquaman!

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    Richard Bates

    $500.00 / 142 days ago

    All the best for the swim Richard - good job you are The Man from Atlantis!

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    $500.00 / 142 days ago

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    $100.00 / 142 days ago

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    Lingling Pan

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Jiayou!

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    Ruth Barnes

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Good luck Richard, from Ruth&Simon

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    Ivan Stamenovic

    $1,000.00 / 143 days ago

    Good luck Richard!

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    Alexandra Stewart

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Best of luck Richard. Hope the support team can keep up! Mally, Ross and co xx

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    Linh Carpenter

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    You're a Rockstar, Richard!

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    $200.00 / 143 days ago

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    Dan Chavasse

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Good luck, Letch. Steady as she goes....

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    Anonymous

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Your efforts to give back to society is really admirable. Wishing you all the very best.

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    Tim Kremer

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Have fun, keep smiling and most importantly SWIM STRONG

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    Oscar Poelmann

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Good luck

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    Cat Rust

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    $500.00 / 143 days ago

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    Franki Crosse

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Good luck Richard - hope jellyfish have the sense to keep away!

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    Anonymous

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Go Richard Go!

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    Suan Wei Yeo

    $500.00 / 143 days ago

    Good luck for the swim! eat more nuts

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    Anonymous

    $500.00 / 144 days ago

    All the best to you, Richard!

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    Joanne Hoo

    $500.00 / 144 days ago

    All the best Richard and hope the currents are in your favour!

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    YUN ZHU

    $500.00 / 144 days ago

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    Fei Pan

    $200.00 / 145 days ago

    Go Richard, you can make it!

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    Jun Zhi

    $600.00 / 145 days ago

    Good luck Richard, all the best! Andy

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    Cherry Zhu

    $500.00 / 145 days ago

    Jiayou, Richard!

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    Wan Qi Ang

    $1,000.00 / 146 days ago

    All the best, Richard!

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    Paul Loo

    $1,000.00 / 146 days ago

    Go Richard Go!!!

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    Kirsty Crean

    $400.00 / 147 days ago

    Go Richard!!!

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    Richard Letcher

    $1,500.00 / 148 days ago

    For Jeremy, Vincent and Leila / Ed who donated in hard cash

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    Yvonne Goh

    $1,000.00 / 148 days ago

    All the best Richard!

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    Karen Yap

    $1,000.00 / 148 days ago

    Go Richard! Jia You! Jia You! Best regards, Karen Yap

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    $400.00 / 151 days ago

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    Sarah Robbins

    $300.00 / 151 days ago

    Good luck Richard!

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    Nicole S Cromwell

    $400.00 / 151 days ago

    Good luck Richard. Hope the swim is not too challenging!

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    Philippa Huckle

    $2,000.00 / 151 days ago

    Crazy but very impressive! Good luck!!

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    Matthieu Barry

    $500.00 / 152 days ago

    Enjoy the swim. Matthieu

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    Julie Dodd

    $500.00 / 154 days ago

    It’s a worthy cause for a worthy sportsman. Good luck The Dodd family

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    Andrew Oliver

    $1,000.00 / 154 days ago

    GO RICHIE - you are mad as a bags of spaniels - great work mate xx

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    $500.00 / 154 days ago

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    James Paton

    $400.00 / 155 days ago

    Have a great swim!

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    Maree Higgins

    $200.00 / 155 days ago

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    $500.00 / 156 days ago

    Good luck and best wishes for your swim.

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    Ann Oliver

    $500.00 / 156 days ago

    Good luck and best wishes for your swim. Ann Oliver

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    Uttama Patel

    $1,000.00 / 156 days ago

    Hope the currents are in your favour; good luck!

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    Dominic White

    $1,500.00 / 156 days ago

    Good on you Richard! Next up 5 channel crossings?

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    Marc McAlister

    $500.00 / 156 days ago

    Good on you Richard and best of luck! Be strong and go well....

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    Stefanie Hemshall

    $1,000.00 / 156 days ago

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    $500.00 / 156 days ago

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    James Benady

    $400.00 / 156 days ago

    Great effort and great cause. Good luck on the day!

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    Hazel Kok

    $300.00 / 156 days ago

    Way to go, all for a good cause!

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    Samara Melwani

    $500.00 / 156 days ago

    You are an inspiration, Richard 'The Shark' Letcher! Amazing swim and very worthy cause!!! We are rooting for you from London!

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    Michelle Koh

    $100.00 / 157 days ago

    Go Richard!

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    Eva Leung

    $500.00 / 157 days ago

    Go Richard!

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    James Rushworth

    $888.00 / 157 days ago

    Last year you were referred to as "half man half fish"... I think this year its 3/4's fish...! Good luck and great effort by all involved.

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    Rachel Liu

    $500.00 / 157 days ago

    All the best team!

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    Rachel Liu

    $50.00 / 157 days ago

    Way to go!

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    $1,000.00 / 157 days ago

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    Barbara Cochrane

    $300.00 / 157 days ago

    You can do it! Go Rich

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    Anonymous

    $1,500.00 / 157 days ago

    Go the Fish.

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    Anonymous

    $500.00 / 157 days ago

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    Serrie Fung

    $100.00 / 161 days ago

    Thank you for all that you do for refugees! Good luck!

About RUN | CFR | Richard's Ocean Swim for Refugees

Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s 13km charity swim, I will be returning to the open water, for our 2019 CSR campaign at Profile, to swim the Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim on 5th October. Yes, in 3 weeks! It’s a 15km race from Stanley Beach to Deep Water Bay and it is so long that normally only around 8 solo swimmers enter it with most doing it as a 5-person relay. I’ll be doing it solo with two paddlers alongside (thanks Alex and Richard!), and I’m looking for your support towards our cause!
 
All funds will go towards supporting various sport and mental health related initiatives for the refugee population in Hong Kong. Specifically, we will be supporting the Christian Action Centre for Refugees, the first and only community centre which offers a fully comprehensive service for refugees in Hong Kong, and RUN Hong Kong, which rehabilitates vulnerable refugees (especially women) through sports, education, and beyond.

There are currently around 6,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Due to the long processing times of protection claims by the HK government, very few asylum seekers are accepted as refugees. And although they are unable to work in Hong Kong, they are afforded very little from the government by way of basic needs, with only HK$1,500 a month for rent and HK$13 per meal.

The swim will be a particularly difficult endeavour as:
  • In swimming terms, 15km is the equivalent to 1½  marathons (or 600 lengths of a 25 metre pool) and it will take me 4 hrs, if I’m lucky!
  • Jellyfish and other wildlife!  
  • The pollution!
  • I’m not a spring chicken!
Thank you for your continued support for this worthy cause. Any amount, big or small, is greatly appreciated – your support makes a difference! Many thanks in advance.

All donations are made in Hong Kong dollars.

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