ANTHONY Forester has found that swim-a-day keeps the doctor away. The 66-year-old's daily dips in the chilly waters off Instow beach have helped him to relieve an acute arthritic pain in his toe which was once so painful that it hurt even to wash his feet

ANTHONY Forester has found that swim-a-day keeps the doctor away. The 66-year-old's daily dips in the chilly waters off Instow beach have helped him to relieve an acute arthritic pain in his toe which was once so painful that it hurt even to wash his feet.Eight years and some 146,000 front crawl strokes later, the Fremington man's regular swims have raised an astonishing £6,500 for the Children's Hospice South West."Once I found that the swimming had been successful, I was so overcome that I wanted to give something back to the community as a way of saying thank-you," he said.While swimming, Anthony leaves a collection tin at the railings for people to donate as they are passing. "I chose to raise money for the local children's hospice as the work that they do is so vital," he said.