Quinn Darragh & Luke Stewart

Take on your own challenge

Quinn and Luke Swim - English Channel 2020

Meet best mates Quinn Darragh and Luke Stewart. They love a challenge and a good cause. In September 2020 the challenge is to individually swim 36 km in very cold water from England to France.
 
They are doing this to support a cause close to both of their hearts. Quinn's son Ryder was born prematurely at 27 weeks at the Royal Hospital for Women, and he survived thanks to state of the art lifesaving equipment donated by Running for Premature Babies. One of the most important pieces of equipment that saved Ryder was a Nava Ventilator.
 
Thankfully, Ryder is now a healthy 6 year old, and now Quinn and Luke want to help others be as lucky as Ryder. That’s why they are taking on this big challenge.  By supporting Quinn and Luke you’ll be helping provide one more Nava Ventilator for the hospital, which will save the lives of more than 600 critically ill and premature babies each year!! Every single cent you donate goes towards this life saving equipment.
 
 

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Anna And Michael Smith

We are very happy to support two wonderful young men who are working for a very worthwhile cause.

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Will Foster

Go well Luke - amazing goal setting mate, proud of you.

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Ben & Deb Quigley

Boys you are an inspiration to us all. In this new COVID climate that we all now live your dedication and bravery to take this challenge on is exemplary. Thank you for supporting such an important cause! May the waves be at your back and the beers taste better on the other side... Go Well.

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Nick And Lucy Brown

All the best legends for a great swim!

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Tom Mather

Great effort boys. Love you both!! Xx

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Luke And Leah

Great work bud.

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Ryan Maxwell

Great work fellas & for a great cause. Best of luck with the swim.

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Cam & Bree Mcausland

From one Founding Father to another Founding Father - what you both are doing is truly inspirational. With every stroke you are helping a family in need. Stay strong & dedicated to the cause - YOU'VE GOT THIS BABY

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Brett Sims

Love you guys and respect both the charity and the goal. You will nail both...

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Mands

Powerful & extremely inspirational guys - the fact that you are both always smiling & laughing (especially before & after training) shows that you are both weapons & true Legends. Cheering as always xoxo

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Alexander Phillips

That’s Quinn always happy to support and help an amazing cause hope you break the English Channel record !

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Ed & Jen Barnes

Nice one lads, awesome cause! Hopefully it’s not too nippy!

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Dance Chora

Good luck DC dads! English Channel...bloody amazing 👊🏼

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Folsom

Great work guys, just hearing some of your training blows our minds. An incredible challenge for a very worth cause. “Throwing your hearts out front and swimming after it”

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Insync Construction Group

You are both absolutely inspirational! All the best for your fundraising and the swim of a lifetime. Cheers Shilo and Nick

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Marcel & Bonnie Collignon

Great work guys. Huge effort. Hope the tides are with you!

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Margot And Joe Loh

Superb effort boys. You are both so inspirational and what a worthy cause. Otis was only in NICU for 2 weeks but we were extremely grateful for the equipment and care he received from the hospital. All the best with the swim. Margot and Joe xx

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The Devereux's

All the best on the journey. The dedication and commitment is next level. Super proud. Truly inspiring.

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Danielle Benson

Fantastic challenge for a very good cause. Good luck boys you are going to do this!

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Brendan And Belinda Malone

Phenomenal effort boys! Keep fighting for those little angels who need it so much x

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Aaron & Melissa Cowper

All the best boys

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Sharon Mcdermott

You guys are amazing!

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Hale And Dave Markham

Good luck boys. An absolutely amazing effort. Very proud to know you both. Hale and dave xx

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Brent Mckinnon

Awesome work legends, good luck!

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David Finnimore

Inspirational effort gents and a great cause 💙🤙

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Michael Badenhope

Absolutely amazing and wonderful cause. The world needs more people like you Quinn. Good well!

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Craig Wiseman

Great cause Luke (and Quinn) - an amazing challenge and have no doubts you will both succeed.

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Daniel Condon

Inspirational stuff Quinn and Luke. Thanks very much for sharing your story with the EMM team the other day.

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Lyndall Stewart

So proud! Great cause too ❤️

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Peter Nel

Luke, I fricken love that 550m warm up story.... I had a similar experienced at my first ever pool swim...Props to you and Quinn! What a good cause that is close to my heart too. Go well legends!

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Jeromy Claridge

Awesome effort

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Johnny And Lucy Mckelvey

Quinno and Luke. Love you legends. Inspiration plus perspiration.

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Matt & Lyndsey Carr

Good luck guys!!

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Katrina Stephens

You are very inspiring- enjoying watching your journey. Look forward to donating more when you have ‘made it!

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Todd & Kristy Brinckley

Amazing effort, awesome cause. Well done boys.

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Jane Mclaren

Big swim, for a big cause, by two big hearts. Wishing you and all those you are helping the best of luck. Well done!

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Clare & Tony Sheppard

Great effort Luke and Quinn!! 🏊‍♂️ 💪🏻

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Hamish, Michelle, Xavier And Tom Marshall

Good luck and well done for taking on such a big challenge 😁

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The Merritt’s

Great goal, good luck xx

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Everlearn Preschool

Such a great cause. Exhausting, but great. Really hope you reach your goal. The whole centre will be following in September. Great work!

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George Quigley

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Lucy Jordan

You are such a superstar Quinny, swim strong, sending endless mental strength to make it through the channel, you are a dead set legend 💘

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Hugh Longworth

Way to go Quinny and Luke, great cause.

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Louise Williams

Go Quinno! What a truly inspiring feat you have ahead but one that you will kick ass at for those future babies. We’re all behind you! No one has a bigger heart than you!

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Lisa And John Dwyer

Amazing effort guys. Goodluck!

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Barbara Darragh

I am very proud of your commitment and wish you both a happy result.xx

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Rosalie

Your story in the 'The Beast' was fantastic! Great cause.

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The Oliva Caves

So inspiring. Good luck on your incredible journey from your neighbors :)

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Sophie Smith

Quinn and Luke you are amazing. Thank you for supporting our charity and helping give premature babies the best start to life. Here's a small donation, in memory of my own triplets, to kick start your mammoth fundraising effort! Good luck! Love, Sophie xxx

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Aaron Buchan

Two most inspirational people in my life. Love you guys! Love the passion, love the journey. Good luck and safe swimming. Can’t wait for a beer and story time after you complete this epic adventure..

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Ann Armstrong

Best of luck and brilliant goal!

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Christine Roberts

Great initiative guys. Keep us updated.

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Nicole Winterburn

You truly are compassionate and inspirational humans. Go forth and swim! xxx

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Lillian Wright

You are legends! Such an awesome cause!

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Cath And Gerard

Bloody brilliant! The best of luck to both of you and we look forward to sharing the journey x

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Jim Uglow

You are both inspirational and we wish you every success. Happy to be donating to your wonderful endeavour. J and R

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Losee Consulting

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Reidy

Two of the all time best blokes ever doing something great while helping a worthy cause. Good vides and God speed to you both

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Murph Renford

Nothing Great is Easy

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Dot & Willie

Amazing watching this journey unfold. Just inspirational. Good luck we will be cheering you on.💜

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Marea Anne Lanham

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Caroline & Ben Bayot

Good luck guys

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Craig & Kirsti

Bloody legends! Love you guys

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Kate Stewart

We think you guys are the greatest, such a selfless and inspiring act of kindness. Love Kate Rob Aston & Rj

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Helen Englen

Congratulations. You both really are an amazing inspiration ..Your determination an grit outstanding...you will smash it 🤛

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Laura

We are so inspired and impressed with this amazing effort and cause. We wish you guys and your beautiful families all the luck and love in the world.

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Brooke & Ben Jenkins

What a fantastic initiative. Amazing stuff! Good luck, Brooke, Ben and family

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Andrew Woidt

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Simon Nothling

Good luck boys ! Hopefully all the hard work pays off . I’m sure you’ll do very well

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Steph

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Kylie Duggan

Great work Luke. A cause very close to our heads.

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Gavin Morten

get 'em Lukey. see you next time you're in Newy.

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Dylan Warner

Unbelievable story mate. All the best for the swim.

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Anonymous

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Sarah M

Absolutely amazing & inspiring!

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Cooper Stewart

To Dad and Quinn, Thanks for always being there for me and making me happy. Your training is going amazing and nothing can stop either of you!

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Grant & G Baldock

Go well Quinn and Luke! Premature babies and that Channel, both have significance for our family. Best wishes and enjoy writing your names proudly on that wall in the pub afterwards :) Thank you to the DC Family for sharing your story

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Amy Geraghty

Only wish I could afford to donate more.

$31.20

Steph Judd

Good Luck!!! A tough challenge for an amazing cause, you’ll smash it!!!

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Ava Stewart

I love my daddy so much, he is such an inspiration and I look up to him a lot. I support my dad in his choices on this journey to fund something he truely believes in. I am so proud of him, I love him sooooooooooo much. GO DADDY & QUINN!

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Barbara Stewart

Two awesome humans, best of luck boys. Love and admire you both. XX

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Danielle Hiscock

Sending some love from Canada xo

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Elizabeth Hunt

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Ornaith Henderson

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Angela Mcausland

You two guys are such legends . So proud of you xx

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Kate Sullivan

Yewwwww!!

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Charli Bardetta

I love you uncle Luke. The babies need my birthday money

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Darci Stewart

Thank you for training so hard and for trying to help the little babies. Love Darci x