Thirty years ago, EDOWSC member and one of Britain’s greatest ever marathon swimmers, Marc Newman swam the English Channel for the first time. To commemorate the anniversary he is doing it again on or around 29 August 2015.
This time however he will be doing it the long way, starting from a different location, Dungeness headland on the Kent coast. As a result the crossing will be 26 miles, 25% longer than the traditional route. This has never been completed before and so will be a World First.
Marc will be raising money for Julia’s House, the Dorset Children’s Hospice, providing respite care and support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.
“I have visited the hospice and it was a truly humbling experience. I encourage you to donate whatever you can afford. The hospice requires £4.7 million a year to operate, only 7% of which is funded by the government. The rest is received from charitable donations.”
We hope you will follow Marc’s attempt and training progress via his Just Giving page and most importantly help him smash his £2000 target for such a worthy cause.