Fundraiser avoids nude walk by swimming double distance

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Interesting motivation here:

The singer/songwriter left Hurst Castle to swim to Fort Albert, but the strong current of the tide dragged him towards Southampton. In the end, he ended up swimming about 5,000 metres — double what he had planned.

Gareth said: “It was tough but for some reason I didn’t seem to get tired. I think it’s because I know the cause is so important and I didn’t fancy going through with my forfeit of walking down Ryde in the nude.

This brave man raised £1,500 last year by walking around Isle of Wight in just his underpants and hopes to have raised another £2,000 now, all going to a five-year-old boy who needs £300,000 for potentially lifesaving cancer treatment in America.

Anyone wishing to donate can go to www.garethicke.com/charity-swim

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