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Sam's Big Swim

In January one of our passionate supporters swam an open-water marathon to raise money for our work protecting and promoting human rights!

Partaking in “The Bloody Big Swim” between Frankston and Mornington on Saturday January 23rd, Sam Drummond generously nominated the Human Rights Law Centre as the lucky recipient of the $3,300 he raised by swimming the 11.2 km.

We’re honoured that Sam swam a marathon to support our work. He’s a lawyer, journalist, political advisor and disability rights advocate who had a close-up view of the HRLC in 2013 during a volunteering stint with the HRLC and has since continued to support and follow our work closely.

You can find out more about why Sam’s big swim was be such a champion effort to support human rights by listening to this recent Radio National podcast about Sam and one of his teachers who helped him conquer physical challenges and realise his passion for sport.

With only 5% of our budget this year coming from government, donations from individuals are essential in ensuring we can continue to deliver the human rights impact that you’ve come to expect from our potent mix of strategic legal action and evidence-based advocacy.

Donations can be made online at: