A key fundraiser for the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman hospital has been practising open water swimming ahead of his coast-to-coast challenge.
Ivan Hollingsworth will run, cycle and swim a distance of nearly two hundred miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth over three days.
Ivan said: “This is going to be the hardest challenge yet. There will be 11 core team members covering the whole challenge – but up to 60 people will join us at points along the way.
“We have been practicing swimming in a lake so people are able to adjust to wearing a wetsuit in open waters.
It is the third coast-to-coast challenge undertaken by Ivan, all to raise money for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund.
Ivan’s son, Sebastian, was treated for life saving heart surgery at the Freeman hospital as a baby.
Over the past three years, Ivan has been involved in a whole host of charity events to raise money for the hospital.
To find out more on Ivan’s challenge click here: http://www.seb4chuf.org.uk
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