Superhero swimmer braves the English Channel

Dodging ferries and jellyfish, Simon Gray recently braved the waters of the English Channel to raise money for our cardiac rehabiltation team.

Simon swam the Channel as part of a relay team, and was in the water for nearly 4 hours.  The whole swim took the five swimmers a total of just over 15 hours.

“It was an amazing experience, hard work but also fun.” Explains Simon.  “We had all trained hard for a year so although we were all very tired by the end we always felt confident that we would do it. There was some sea sickness in the team and although we all saw jelly fish luckily none of us were stung.“

Simon took part in the Channel swim to raise money for our cardiac rehab team as a thank you for the treatment his wife Lou received last year following a heart attack. 

“Lou is now doing really well and a big part of that is due to the amazing help and support that she received from the cardiac rehab team at Southmead which is why I'm raising funds for Southmead Hospital Charity in support of the team.” adds Simon.

People have been very generous with their support, and Simon has raised over £1,500 so far.  You can still donate and find out more via his fundraising page here

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