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Anna Wardley is a British endurance swimmer, suicide campaigner, and the founding director of award-winning Seagrass Communications. Her international swim credits include the English Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Hellespont from Europe to Asia. In 2013, she was the first in three decades to swim solo and non-stop around the Isle of Wight in 26 hours and 33 minutes. Later that year she was named Inspirational Woman of the Year 'in recognition of her incredible swimming achievements and outstanding efforts raising money for charity' in the Johnston Press Awards. To date she has raised over £75,000 for causes close to her heart including the Samaritans in memory of her dad who she lost to suicide at the age of nine.