Open water swims raise £2,600
TWO Highland open water swims have raised more than £2,000 for charity.
A group of brave swimmers took to Loch Sunart last weekend, swimming 1.64km to raise money for charity Children with Cancer UK.
Twenty-nine swimmers took part in the latest Highland open water swim, the brainchild of outdoor enthusiast Jeff Forrester.
Jeff set up the challenges to raise money for the children’s charity and to inspire people to enjoy the great outdoors and start a new sport. The swimmers were alongside three rib safety boat crews and nine kayaks. Nick Ray paddled from Tobermory to support the event and then paddled all the way back to Tobermory, a round trip of 34 miles setting off at 5am.
The Loch Sunart event, and the swim at Corran Narrows earlier this year, raised a total of £ 2,600 for the charity.
Speaking after the event, Jeff told the Lochaber Times: ‘The Loch Sunart was a great success and if the demand is there, this may be considered again. We believe the events are going very well with nearly £2,600 raised so far inclusive of gift aid for Children with Cancer UK.’
Swimmers set off on the Loch Sunart event.