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With one in every two people in the UK diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, and someone paralysed by spinal cord injury every eight hours, Hilton-Baird’s CEO, Alex Hilton-Baird, has decided to take part in two mammoth swims this year to raise money and awareness for two superb charities which specialise in these areas.

On 7th August, Alex will first be participating in the 14km Henley Thames Marathon swim in support of Wessex Cancer Trust, before swimming the 6 miles to the Isle of Wight and back again in September’s Aspire-organised Solent Swim.

We would really appreciate any support you can give to either charity, however large or small, with the Hilton-Baird Group matching all donations made.

Here’s some information about the two charities we are supporting:

Wessex Cancer Trust

While research continues into finding a cure and improving treatment, some of the best cancer charities dedicate their time to providing vital support to those living with or affected by cancer.

Wessex Cancer Trust is one such charity, and helps cancer patients and their families across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

Established in 1991, it offers counselling and therapy, financial assistance, information and support, and even holidays, to those who have been affected by cancer.

Donate to Wessex Cancer Trust here...


Historically affecting men between the ages of 21 and 30, spinal cord injury is increasingly affecting older people too.

Those diagnosed will lose muscle and sensory control, and the vast majority become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives.

Through its various projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives at home with their families, at work and in leisure time.

Donate to Aspire here...

Thank you very much for your support. We’ll let you know how he gets on!