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Almost £6,000 raised for two great charities


After two mammoth challenges consisting of 23.3km of swimming, testing conditions and a jellyfish sting to the chin, Hilton-Baird’s CEO, Alex, has successfully raised almost £6,000 for two great charities.

The first challenge took place in August where Alex swam a 14km stretch of the River Thames between Henley and Marlow.

The 14km Thames Marathon swim was in support of Wessex Cancer Trust, a local charity which provides counselling, therapy, financial assistance and support to cancer patients and their families across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

It was the furthest distance Alex has swum since first discovering his love for the sport a few years ago, but he powered on through and completed the swim in an impressive 4 hours and 42 minutes.

Then Alex swam 9.3km across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and back again in the Aspire-organised Solent Swim.

Aspire supports the 40,000 people living with spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives.

A strong tide, choppy waters and a jellyfish sting to the chin didn’t slow Alex down and he completed the swim in an impressive 3 hours and 17 minutes.

Thanks to Alex’s remarkable efforts and your generosity, an amazing £2876 was raised which was then matched by the Hilton-Baird Group.

If you’d like to make a donation, then there is still time to do so via these links:

Once again we’d like to thank everyone for your support. It’s your encouragement that helped Alex cross the finishing line and we know that the money raised will go a long way to helping these charities to extend their excellent work to even more people.