Maltby: Swimming Lake Windermere for children’s hospice

Andy Phillips from Maltby is taking part in the Great North Swim
Andy Phillips from Maltby is taking part in the Great North Swim
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A Maltby man is preparing to take part in the Great North Swim in aid of Blubell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Andy Phillips will compete in the two mile swim on Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

It will be the first time the 37-year-old has taken on such a challenge and has been busy training since the start of the year.

The service delivery manager has been cycling and taking part in weekly spinning, boxing and circuit classes to prepare him for the swim.

Andy said: “I enjoy swimming and I have heard of the amazing services they provide at Bluebell Wood for children with a shortened life expectancy, from my sister who has been involved with the charity in the past.”

“I haven’t taken part in an event of this size before but I am really looking forward to the challenge.”

Helen Mower, head of fundraising at the hospice, said: This is a fantastic challenge that Andy is taking on and we wish him lots of luck with his swim.”

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