Record-breaking swimmer Sally Minty-Gravett, M.B.E, is set to attempt her 6th English Channel swim in 6 decades in August 2022 and Solitaire Consulting is very proud to be sponsoring her on this incredible achievement. This will be her final swim across the channel before retiring and is dedicated to her late husband, Charlie, who sadly passed away in 2020.
This Channel swim was supposed to happen in 2020, but due to Covid, it was postponed to 2021…
With Sponsors firmly in place, and the swim all paid for, Sally travelled with her crew of Cliff Golding and Emma Kelly TWICE to Dover; once in July and the last time in September. Both ‘wasted’ journeys due to weather and other issues.
On to 2022, and it’s all booked for early August, which we sincerely hope will be 3rd time lucky!
Sally is well known in local waters and as a swimming teacher in the Jersey community. She has been swimming since before she could walk. She first completed the channel swim from Dover to Calais in 1975 at just 18 years old and more recently, in 2016, broke the world record for the oldest swimmer to complete a double channel swim at 59 years old. In between this she has swam the channel every decade. She was presented with an MBE in 2016 for her contribution and hard work for the swimming community. Sally’s love for swimming has kept her going making her determined to swim the channel for the seventh time.
Paul Every, founder of Solitaire Consulting, says “I first got to know Sally through the 7.45 Breakfast Club. She is a remarkable lady and deserves all our support, not only for another record-breaking achievement, but to support two worthy local charities.”
Sally is hoping to raise £20,000 for her swim which she will donate to Dementia Jersey’s Splashchat programme, a swimming group for people with dementia, and the Jersey Lifeboat Association.
It is looking like she will exceed her goal because she has already received 85% of the target, with nearly £17,000 raised, but with over a month still to go.
If you would like to support Sally in this 6th decade channel swim visit her Sports Giving page to donate.
Solitaire Consulting is one of several sponsors, including main sponsor VG Trust, supporting Sally with funding to enable her to carry out the swim. This means all money raised will go directly to support her two charities.
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