Licensed to Swim
Chris Bond has accepted the mission of swimming the English Channel this September to raise money for the under-floor heating in St Wilfrid's Church.
This is a tremendous feat to attempt, so let's give Chris as much support as we can. You can sponsor him via the Fathers: email email@example.com for our bank details.
A JustGiving page will follow soon.
Chris writes, "The straight line distance from Dover to Calais is 21 miles but due to tidal surges and currents, and weather conditions, most swimmers end up completing up to 28 mile swims ... Essentially, I’ll need to swim as fast as I can for six hours in order to maximise the tidal surge on the French side and hope I’ve got enough energy left to get me to the finish .
Here is the GPS map of the route likely to be taken:
Not only will sponsorship encourage Chris in his efforts, but it will also go towards a very worthy cause: the under-floor heating will mean that our church will be consistently warm, damage from the current 'blower' system will cease, and the appearance of the church will be vastly improved by new floor tiles.