Lundy swimmers make history

HOSPICE fund-raisers made history yesterday (Sunday) when they braved rough waters to complete an epic 21-mile swim from Lundy Island to the North Devon mainland. Bruce Hughes, from Fremington, Paul Irwin, from Braunton, Simon Mathers, from Bideford, and

HOSPICE fund-raisers made history yesterday (Sunday) when they braved rough waters to complete an epic 21-mile swim from Lundy Island to the North Devon mainland.

Bruce Hughes, from Fremington, Paul Irwin, from Braunton, Simon Mathers, from Bideford, and Jon Parker from Clevedon in Somerset were cheered onto the beach at Woolacombe by friends, family and well-wishers at about 3.10pm

Swimming in relay, the foursome, were joined by a fleet of support vessels from Ilfracombe yacht club and took exactly seven hours to reach the mainland, beating their estimated time by around two hours.

They are already well on the way to reaching a �10,000 fund-raising target for the Children's Hospice South West and can still be sponsored at their Just Giving website, www.justgiving.com/lundyswim/


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For a full report and reaction, read Wednesday's North Devon Gazette.

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