Everyone at Virgin Money Giving was deeply saddened to hear the news from Susan’s Cross Channel Challenge this weekend.
Susan’s sister posted the news through the Create a Ripple Charity Swim facebook page on Monday morning.
“Whilst attempting to swim the English Channel yesterday my sister, Susan collapsed suddenly in the water.
She was immediately recovered from the water and treated on the support boat. She was then air lifted by helicopter to a hospital in Boulonge.
Susan tragically passed away. Thank you for your messages of support. Please respect the families privacy whilst they come to terms with what has happened. If you would like to leave a sign of respect please feel free to donate to her fund raising page.”
One of the charities Susan was supporting with her swim was ‘Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People’. Geoff Ellis the charities chief executive got in touch with us.
“Susan was a wonderful woman who would do anything for anybody. She has been a much loved Ambassador at Rainbows for over two years, helping out at events and tirelessly fundraising for us. She was more than an Ambassador; she was part of the Rainbows family.
“Susan was totally dedicated to Rainbows, even taking time off from her career to devote more efforts to her fundraising. She was really looking forward to taking part in her createaripple.co.uk challenge and we are all so proud of what she achieved.
“All of the children, young people, families, staff and volunteers at Rainbows are devastated and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be sadly missed.”
If you’d like to make a donation, here’s the link to Susan’s Virgin Money Giving page for the Rainbows hospice for children and young people.