The beginning of a big adventure!
Julien is a 40-year-old French man residing in Cyprus for 10 years with a lot of energy to give towards this beautiful island and vulnerable groups living here. He is going to swim about 280 Kilometers, from Pomos to Finikoudes (10-12 Km = 4-5 hours daily) from April 2 until April 30 (estimation). He will be sleeping in his van which will be driven to the next stage by friends.
There are many objectives involved here: chasing a personal quest, helping a charity that matters to him, highlighting the beauty of Cyprus, contributing to the friendship between Cyprus and France.
Along the route, some events will be organized (beach cleaning and/or special gathering of people in need of assistance) and at the end of the tour, a conference will be held to raise awareness on climate change, economically deprived groups (including but not limited to asylum seekers), and the link between these two issues.
Departure from Pomos municipal beach for the first stage of the Swim tour (which will finish on April 30 in Larnaca). Motivated to pursue his dreams of participating in actions in favour of ecology and supporting the underprivileged, Julien has decided to challenge himself sportively while helping a reliable charity in its missions: he will cooperate with Generation for Change CY (GFC) which focuses on supporting vulnerable families and individuals with food, clothes, hygiene essentials, and other basic items. GFC implements programs focused on integration, skills development, and empowerment, such as language development and sports programs. Also, GFC organizes cultural, awareness-raising, and advocacy events to promote intercultural exchange and raise awareness on social issues.
The official fundraising is now open and available on GoFundMe
The amount raised from the campaign will be directed to Generation for Change CY’s 2022 humanitarian aid program aiming to provide 1550 Support Boxes with food, clothes, hygiene essentials, and kitchen utensils to support people living under difficult circumstances i.e., people at risk of poverty, single parents, large families, and refugees.
Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 am
Pomos Village Beach