THP Solicitors organised a quiz night in aid of the Henley Mermaids and their charity swim for Surfers Against Sewage 

In May 2022, THP Solicitors organised a quiz night to assist the Henley Mermaids, an all-female group of open water swimmers who raise money for a different charity each year by attempting swimming challenges. In 2021 they attempted a Bristol Channel in relay raising £36,000 for a group of brain condition charities.

In June 2022, Laura Reineke and Jo Robb of the Henley Mermaids will set out to swim the North Channel, a 21 mile stretch between Northern Island and Scotland in aid of Surfers Against Sewage, a charity who campaigns for the conservation and protection of our seas and rivers. The North Channel swim is considered the toughest of the ‘Seven Ocean Sea Swims’, which include the English Channel between England and France and the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The water temperature will be a very chilly 11 degrees.

Laura said, “Thank you to Richard Rodway & THP for supporting the Mermaids! This year is a little different, with a few challenges taking place, all for Surfers Against Sewage, an ecological charity raising awareness about water pollution, plastic pollution and clean waterways – something very close to our hearts! We have seen, and continue to see the impact we have on the environment, from a whale in SA entangled in fishing nets, to the endless bags of rubbish we collect on each beach, riverbank or lakeside. This is why we are fundraising this year and would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. It is a big ask to keep raising money, but hopefully, we can continue to do the best we can, and raise as much as we can.”

All proceeds of this quiz, which amounted to £1000, will sponsor the Henley Mermaids for this amazing charity swim. With many thanks to Henley Rugby Club for hosting.

You can find out more about the Henley Mermaids here www.henleymermaids.com