A team of six swimmers including Bethan Sowden and Lyndsey Adamson from Swindon, will attempt to relay swim the English Channel in aid of the Aspire spinal injuries charity in August.
To help, Beth and Lyndsey are organising a fundraising afternoon cream tea at 2.30pm on Sunday 3 July at Purton Village Hall.
Their JustGiving page has passed 50 per cent of their target and with more events planned, they hope to add another £1,500.
Bethan is no stranger to the channel crossing, having attempted twice already, successfully completing a team swim in 2012. As one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, the channel is not just an arduous distance swim but also a mental challenge as the team face the bitterly cold water for an hour at a time during the planned 12 hour crossing.
Support Bethan and Lyndsey effort for Aspire at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bethan-Lyndsey
Pictured top: Bethan, second left, and Lyndsey, right, with the Aspire swimming team training in Dover. Below, Beth and Lyndsey at Link Centre pool. Photo: Richard Wintle Calyx