Swim­ming between con­ti­nents

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lo­cal cause.”

The fa­ther-of-three also plans to take part in the Lon­don Marathon next year.

Peter said: “A few years ago, I saw some kids jump in the Bospho­rus and they were very quickly swept away - I thought, who would be stupid enough to jump in. When I turned 50 I thought, ‘why not?’ It might be out of my depth but I’m look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.”

He com­pleted a triathlon re­cently in Manch­ester, pic­tured above, and both stages of the York­shire Tour de France.

Over­gate Hos­pice events fundraiser, Re­becca Gill, said: “Peter does a lot for Over­gate - we ap­pre­ci­ate the lengths he goes to in fundrais­ing for us and wish him the best of luck.”

Peter will take part in the an­nual Swim Helle­spont 2014 on Au­gust 30 along with 500 swim­mers.

The stretch of sea spans from Europe to Asian.

In 1810, Lord By­ron, English poet, be­came the first known per­son to swim across the Helle­spont. He swam it in hon­our of Le­an­der who, in Greek Mythol­ogy, would swim nightly across this stretch of wa­ter to his lover Hero.

To do­nate to visit just­giv­ing. com/peter-kezzi

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