Phil goes to a great length

25 July 2014

An Atherton man has raised over £400 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice by completing the Great North Swim.

Phil goes to a great length

Photo: Phil Litherland with Community Fundraiser Christine Edwardson.Phil Litherland, 69, raised £421 by being sponsored by friends and family to take part in the mile-long swim at Lake Windermere after the Hospice helped a close friend.

Phil said: "I trained in my local swimming pools early on in the year and first went into open water in April up in Todmorden.
"The swim itself wasn't too bad but I got to about 50 metres from the finish and kept on but it just didn't seem to get any nearer. It's different swimming in open water because there is a swell so I did lots of training but I was lucky to have a good sunny day."


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