STATEMENT: Monday 01/02/2021
From: Finswim Expedition 2020-2021 (Charity event)
This is to announce that Finswim2020 Expedition is suspended until further notice as a result of the worsening Covid 19 situation.
Expedition Leader and Finswimmer Henry O Donnell (Anraí Ó Domhnaill) concluded that current Covid 19 levels are simply too high to continue with the charity event. He said: “safety of the expedition crew is the number one priority. The unforeseen covid situation and recent pandemic developments caused serious, additional logistics challenges and other hurdles resulting in increased operational expedition running costs.”
Finswim started in Carrickfinn, Donegal on 17 September 2020. The aim was to attempt a Finswim around the coast of Ireland within a calendar year for charity.
Henry added: “I am delighted that we succeeded in reaching the halfway point on 28 January 2021, off the south coast of Ireland with the support and outstanding effort from my expedition vessel crew and land operations team”.
More than €41,000.00 has already been raised by the expedition through donations from the public. It is still possible to donate. Water Safety Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society will benefit equally from funds raised.
Henry relates that: “We are so proud of both Charities and the excellent work they do to help others in our communities and nationwide”.
Sincere thanks to everyone who donated and to all who helped in any way.
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Expedition contact number 00 353 86 8638511