Louth Cricket Club member Caylen’s splash for cash in bid to help in Nepal

Caylen Jones.
Caylen Jones.

A Louth Ladies Cricket Club member is making a splash to raise cash to enable her to be part of an expedition to Nepal in 2017.

Caylen Jones, 14, is determined to get to Nepal so that she can participate in workshops with leading international agencies and charities and work on a high-impact poverty reduction programme. But to be able to go, Caylen needs to raise £3,000.

Always up for a challenge, the teenager has decided to swim the equivalent of the English Channel – 22 miles from Dover to Calais at Horncastle Swimming Pool before Easter.

Each mile comprises 64 lengths, meaning she will have to complete 1,416 lengths.

Caylen said: “I feel that this project is important to provide solid support to those who have suffered so much. On a personal level, it will be a massive learning experience.

“I am extremely grateful for the encouragement and support that I have received so far, but I still have a long way to go, so any donations or sponsors would be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made via crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Caylen.