Tod Harrison, MD of refrigeration servicing company Flowrite, is taking on a charity challenge next week.

He and his brother will be swimming the English Channel with his brother as a two-man relay.

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Originally they were due to begin the swim around 10 July, but bad weather has pushed this back to next Monday or Tuesday (18/19 July).

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Harrison commented: “I am hoping to do it in around 14 hours, swimming around 31 miles with the tides!”

He will be raising funds for the Down’s Syndrome Association as: “This is a cause close to my heart.”

Currently the total stands at £1,815 including Gift Aid, which is very close to the £2,000 target.

To help Harrison reach that target, you can donate here.