Solo Channel Swim

To raise awareness for ostomies & childbirth injuries

Gill Swims the Channel Solo

Gill is swimming 21 miles from Dover to France for Chameleon Buddies because she wants attention on ostomies & childbirth injuries.

It is hugely important to me to raise awareness of the plight of women in this country who are left with life changing injuries after having a baby. It’s a lonely place to find yourself, and it is very much a taboo topic. Similarly, ostomies are stigmatised. Chameleon Buddies runs peer support groups in Northumberland for women adapting to lifechanging circumstances following childbirth or stoma surgery. 

I want to show that we can do anything we want! There is always hope. 

I’m no established endurance swimmer but I’m up for the challenge to be the first person with a stoma to swim the Channel solo!

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