The Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival (Sunday 14th July) is honoured to be welcoming The Dorabros, named after the Dorado fish, four friends brought together by a thirst for adventure and their desire to do something worthwhile.
They will be taking on the 4 x Henley mile challenge as part of their training as they look to complete five incredible challenges this year in order to raise much needed funding for Teenage Cancer Trust. Their 2019 challenges include the Marathon de Sables (April), Rome to Home Cycling Tour (May), Ironman Vichy (August), English Channel swim (September) and the rowing across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (December).
The Dorabros fundraising efforts are all for Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK’s only charity providing specialist nursing and support to young people (aged 13 to 24) with cancer. They aim to raise £100,000 which will go towards the charity’s vital work at its 28 specialist units across the country.
James from The Dorabros explains: “We chose Teenage Cancer Trust because all of our lives have been touched by cancer. We have lost friends, both at home and at school, and we want to support other people our age that are fighting this disease. We visited the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at UCLH in June 2018 and had the chance to meet and speak to some of the young people and staff. We were completely bowled over by the stories of courage and hope from the young people, and the dedication from the staff. Visiting the unit really gives you a first-hand understanding of why an age-appropriate space and specialised staff are vital for young people. We are so excited to be fundraising for this charity and to support the vital work they do across the country.”
The Dorabros will bring their boat to the Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival on Sunday 14th July and will be available to talk about the challenge and why they are fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust. You can read more about them and donate for the incredible cause here.
You can sign up for the Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival here which includes a swim for all levels and ages 8 years up; 4xmile, one mile, half mile and 200m splash.