Swimming for the Snowdonia Society
Snowdonia Society member Tara Leanne Hall will be swimming the famed 10k Hurly Burly from Barmouth to Penmaenpool this September to raise money for the National Park.
As a keen outdoor swimmer and volunteer of the Snowdonia Society, Tara recognises the mental and physical benefits of spending time in the mountains, lakes and beaches of the National Park and will be fundraising for the Snowdonia Society to help protect them.
Originally from Snowdonia, Tara said: “I’d like to show my support for this brilliant organisation that works hard to protect the natural landscape and wildlife of the National Park I grew up in. However much I manage to raise, it will be great to say I am swimming for the Society.”
Tara will also donate half of the money raised to Papyrus UK, a charity that helps prevent young suicide. She said: “I myself feel like I have overcome some issues through engaging with my natural surroundings, which is why I’ll be raising money for two such worthwhile charities”
Director of the Snowdonia Society, John Harold, said: “We’re so pleased that Tara has chosen to fundraise for the Snowdonia Society by swimming the Hurly Burly this September and will be keeping everything crossed for good conditions on the day.”
The epic open water event starts at Barmouth and takes place on a fast, incoming spring tide, giving it the name Hurly Burly. The swim ends 10km up the estuary, at Penmaenpool.