On 18th June 2023 Harry Middleton, Partner at Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Fine & Country will be taking on a challenge in aid of Make A Wish Charity to swim the English Channel in a straight line. Harry comments “After many years of competitive swimming at national and international level I decided to give open water swimming a go. Without the confines of ropes or walls, I discovered the liberating, adventurous and adrenalin rush of open swimming.
I quickly found my love for this sport and entered a few short races in nearby lakes and rivers, but that wasn’t enough! I entered the Thames Marathon, a 14km race from Henley on Thames to Marlow where I was able to take a gold medal. Soon after, a tough 18km swim across the length of Lake Windermere swimming the fastest time over the last 12 years. That was not the last swim of the year, a last-minute invite came my way to be part of a 2-man relay of crossing the English Channel, completed in 11hrs 8mins. Having achieved this, I just knew I could do it alone! So, training for the English Channel solo swim has begun in earnest!”
Make A Wish Charity revives a childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones and leaves a profound and lasting impact on all their lives.
Over 60,000 children in the UK have been diagnosed with a critical condition, changing their lives and the lives of their families forever. For them, the joy of childhood is brought to an abrupt end, with treatment plans, hospital visits and sleepless nights taking over.
Agents Giving and The Guild of Property Professionals are delighted to be supporting Harry and his amazing challenge for such a great charity.