Sophie Hall – My FACT fundraising Challenge

We recently announced that CDM Recruitment had become a member of the FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) High Five Club, agreeing to raise a minimum of £5000 within a 12-month period. CDM staff agreed to take on their own fundraising challenges to contribute to the fundraising target. We are proud to be able to share this update with you on the journey of one particular employee, Sophie Hall, who has already started an amazingly difficult challenge. Here Sophie tells us about her challenge and how she is getting along so far;

“When Mark Bulmer and Chris Wall (Founders of CDM) approached me about FACT back in August, it just so happened to be the same week as my Auntie Kates birthday who unfortunately lost her battle with bowel cancer and so it was a no brainer that I wanted to get involved.

I was born and grew up on the Isle of Man which is an Island in the middle of the Irish Sea. I decided to challenge myself to swim the same distance as the perimeter of the Island over the course of a year, 160km or 99miles. I decided to start in Douglas Harbour, the Islands capital. To successfully complete my challenge using my local swimming pool which is 25m in length I will need to swim 70 lengths per session, 2 sessions per week.

To date I have completed 26 sessions, 1,820 lengths (45.5km or just over 28miles) and have made it past the most northern tip of the Island. This has not been without its challenges; I have had to weave through children’s play sessions and battle the currents caused by aqua fit classes. I never anticipated that a swimming pool would mirror open water conditions so accurately!

I have enjoyed the challenge so far but still have a long way to go. I could not have got this far without the support of my friends and work colleagues who have given up their time to join me in the pool and who have helped by donating.”

Isle of Man – Sophie’s journey so far.

We are confident that Sophie will successfully complete her challenge no matter how difficult it may be and help us towards hitting our £5000 target.

CDM Recruitment’s Co-Founder Mark Bulmer said “The company wide response to our FACT fund raising mission has been overwhelming. Sophie’s determination to take on such a huge task as part of our fundraising efforts is genuinely inspirational and I know she will give this challenge her all.”

Please support Sophie and her fundraising challenge by making a donation to

You can also make a donation to the CDM Just Giving page

And if you want to find out more about FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) and how to contribute to such an incredible cause visit

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