Sean Willson, Milford on Sea resident and manager at Everton Hyundai will be swimming the English Channel for two fantastic charities in August. (It was originally July.) - Also, if you like cakes, there is some good news at the end of this article!
Sean explains how he comes to be taking on such an arduous challenge: When I was 15, I was lucky enough to have taken part in a cross channel relay with my school. Ever since then I have had a desire to swim the same stretch of water, solo. I had a chance meeting at a charity talk, where I started talking to someone sat on our table. He went on to tell me about his channel swim, this then spurred me on to pursue my dream of doing the same. So in 2019 I took the plunge and booked my swim across the channel. I started training, swimming in lakes, sea, swimming pools and paddling pools! Taking my training seriously I swam 11 miles in Lake Windemere and have had specialist intensive sessions with Swim Canary Wharf. My training was going well and I was making good progress when Corona Virus struck and lockdown kicked in. This left my dream hanging in the balance, would I be able to swim the channel or would this be another event cancelled in 2020? Good news when lockdown was relaxed I was able to recommence my training in sea locally off Milford and I am due to swim late July 2020 and have been training ever since!!
Unfortunately my fundraising events have not been able to go ahead due to social distancing, therefore I am asking you to dig deep and sponsor me! I have chosen to support The Brain Tumour Charity and The Alzheimer's Society as both charities are very close to my heart. Thanks in advance for your support!!
Wish me luck :-)
If you would like to support Sean; please click here.
To further support Sean, his neighbour, Amanda Maidment who also lives in Whitby Road, is to hold a cake sale on her driveway this Saturday 11th July from 11am to 3pm at 36 Whitby Road all money raised will go to his chosen charity.
Amanda is an accomplished cake maker and no doubt there will be some delicious treats to buy and enjoy at home. Just pop along!