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Man 'swims channel' for dementia care charity

Man 'swims channel' for dementia care charity
18th September 2008

A man swam the length of the English Channel without actually setting foot in the sea, in aid of a leading dementia care charity.

Ben Andrews swam 21 miles at his local pool in Felixstowe - and has so far raised £1,100 in sponsorship for the Alzheimer's Society, reports the Evening Star.

The news provider states Mr Andrews began the epic swim at 6 o'clock in the morning and did not complete the feat until 10 o'clock at night, having stopped only a few times for refreshment breaks.

"It was a cause I wanted to support because some of my grandparents have suffered from dementia and I wanted to do something and thought raising money for research would help," said Mr Andrews.

He commented that he had thoroughly enjoyed the swim and cheekily added that the benefit of completing it in a pool was he did not need to worry about "sewage, jellyfish and cold water".

Meanwhile Bristol's Evening Post has reported that over 100 people are expected to take part in a charity walk across the city's Clifton Suspension Bridge this Sunday in aid of dementia care.

The event is being held to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society's work in the local area.

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