|Outgoing Lyric Director Jessica Completes Channel Swim|
"Happy ending" as epic effort raises almost £15,000 for charity
Jessica Hepburn, the outgoing director of the Lyric Hammersmith has raised almost £15,000 for charity after swimming the English Channel.
Tweeting soon after finishing her swim on Wednesday September 2, Jessica said: " 'I got my happy ending. Thank you Channel. Jessica Hepburn 17hrs 44mins and we've almost hit 15k! Thank you all."
Jessica, who oversaw the theatre's £20 million expansion, part-funded by H&F Council, now plans to focus on her writing career.
" I am delighted that she has chosen to raise money for the projects that the Lyric runs for children in care. “Not only have these fundraising efforts been an impressive display of fortitude and determination, her vision has been instrumental in transforming the Lyric into the fantastic venue it is now.
Jessica practising for her Channel swim
September 18, 2015