Tom, one of the gentlemen we support at Affinity, wanted to set himself a challenge that was both beneficial to leading a healthy lifestyle and would also help to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Tom had initially planned to swim the length of the Channel – a total of 22 miles – in 11 weeks, but through support from Affinity staff and his parents Mark and Julie, he managed this incredible achievement in just nine weeks.
On average, Tom swam three or four times a week at the local swimming pools, doing between 30 and 80 lengths at a time.
He has managed to raise an incredible £200 for the British Heart Foundation, a cause that has a lot of meaning to Tom and his family, and which will be handed over to the charity in the coming weeks.
Everyone at Affinity and the whole Springhill Care Group would like to say well done and a massive congratulations to Tom.
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