02.04.24

Henley Mermaid joins WildFish as Fundraising and Marketing Lead ahead of Manhattan Island swim

 
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Fundraising and marketing lead at WildFish, Laura is preparing for the 20 Bridges swim which will see her cover 48.5km around Manhattan Island in June.

WildFish is thrilled to announce the appointment of Henley Mermaid, Laura Reineke as its new Fundraising and Marketing Lead. With an extensive background in environmental activism and swimming, Laura brings a wealth of experience to WildFish – the only independent charity in the UK fighting to protect wild fish and their waters. 

Laura will spearhead fundraising initiatives and lead marketing campaigns aimed at raising awareness of our blue spaces and their inhabitants.  Her passion for protecting waterways aligns perfectly with WildFish’s mission to preserve and restore wild fish populations and their habitats for future generations.

I’ve found my perfect job at WildFish. I am really looking forward to contributing to the evidence-based work they do which is vital in protecting our waterways. Together, we will strive to make a meaningful impact on wild fish and their conservation.

Laura Reineke

Fundraising and marketing lead at WildFish

At the same time, Laura announces an ambitious physical endeavour which will see her take on the 20 Bridges, a 48.5km night swim around Manhattan Island, on the 21st of June. Raising money for WildFish (click here to donate), this feat of physical endurance shines a light on Laura’s dedication to conservation. 

We are proud of Laura’s commitment to our cause. Her determination to push the boundaries of endurance swimming while raising funds exemplifies the spirit of our organisation.

Nick Measham

Chief executive at WildFish

Laura will swim in tandem with her friend and training partner Lee Saudan, who completed the English Channel in 2022. Lee and Laura’s swim around Manhattan Island will be part of their attempt to take the Triple Crown of swims, completed by only 331 people. This includes the English Channel (which Laura completed in 2023, and Lee in 2022) 20 Bridges (48.5k), and Catalina Channel (20 miles). The pair completed the Robben Island Freedom swim in 2022 in tandem, swimming alongside whales, sharks and seals. They have experienced first-hand the impact of human activity on our water-dependent species when they reported a whale entangled in ghost nets. 

Follow the link below to support Laura and Lee as they take on this incredible challenge for wild fish. 

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