In a unique effort to help support Beirut blast victims, professional Egyptian swimmer Cherif Fathy is taking on a new challenge.
The wonderful athlete will be crossing the English channel by September 1st, despite the challenges, to help raise funds for those affected by the devastating blast that happened in Beirut on August 4th.
In case you haven’t grasped just how impressive that is, keep in mind that the English channel is about 240 km wide and 560 km long. Add to that strong winds and high waves, and you have an extremely treacherous journey for a good cause!
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I am really excited to share with you that Finally, I am at Dover in England and preparing for my English channel swim. My swim window will be from 25th if August till 1st of September inchalaa. The weather is really bad these days: strong wind and high waves. So please pray for me, really needed ☺️☺️ ———- I am honored to partner up with @lebaneseredcross to support our friends and families in Lebanon by initiating a fundraise event through my channel swim. Link in bio to donate, no minimum amount required, you can donate starting from 2 Dollars. ——— Wish me luck 🙏😅
Cherif Fathy is partnering up with the Lebanese Red Cross to allocate all donations and funds to the trusted organization, who has been working relentlessly to offer relief to the victims of the explosion.
He is currently in Dover, England, where he is preparing for the epic swim across the English Channel to the coast of France.
“Please pray for me, really needed,” Fathy wrote in his Instagram post announcing the swim challenge.
Best of luck Cherif!
For those of you who want to donate to Beirut through Cherif’s fundraiser, click here.