Swimming the Channel for charity

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A local businessman from Worthing is taking part in a challenging charity swim, to raise money for sick children in Sussex.

Phil Bristow, Director of Nsure Chartered Insurance Brokers, will be taking on the epic challenge of swimming across the English Channel at the end of July. Phil, who is also a member of Brighton Swimming Club, will be taking part in the swim on a date between 25 to 31 July, depending on the weather and a safe tidal window.

The starting point of this difficult 21 mile swim, will be at a beach close to Dover Harbour, with the finish at Cap Gris Nez – which is halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The average swim time across the English Channel is between 13 and 14 hours, however, Phil is expecting to finish nearer to the 16 and 17 hour mark.

He, said: “Having been disappointed that my 2014 attempt was stopped because of thick fog, I am hoping for better weather and the opportunity to complete the challenge. So why have I chosen Rockinghorse? Having grown up and lived in the Brighton area for most of my life, I have many friends and family who are very thankful for the tremendous work done by the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, and so I wanted to help in my own way.”

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex), and a vital support of the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton, we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, whilst also ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. To find out more about our work, please click here.

To follow Phil’s journey, please visit http://hiphiphooray.org.uk/blog/. To donate to his Just Giving page, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Phil-Bristow1/.

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