In July 2023 Alex Grant, the Managing Director of Recruitment Funding Solutions will be swimming across England’s longest lake; Lake Windermere.
The distance is 11 miles end to end so it should probably take around six hours, depending on conditions.
As with most open water swims, being submerged in very cold water for a long time brings the risk of hypothermia as well as increased risk of dehydration and exhaustion. Basically this is another tough challenge in difficult conditions (similar to the previous charity swim Alex completed, which you can read more about HERE).
More importantly, this time he is partnering with CALM (Campaigning Against Living Miserably), a charity supporting people battling with their mental health and suicide prevention. It really is a fantastic resource for those people that need it and money raised genuinely can save lives due to the important interventions that the charity are able take if necessary with people that are particularly struggling.
Although times are hard at the moment and begging for money for a charity event is probably a bigger ask right now, but if anyone is able to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. Please donate whatever you can via Alex’s Just Giving Fundraising Page. Thank you.