8th annual 1066 Swim raised over £1,000

At high tide 36 endurance athletes swam from Hastings Harbour Arm to Hastings Pier and back in aid of children and young people with cancer, and their families.

8th annual 1066 Swim raised over £1,000

The first swimmer back was Nicky Wood in less than 40 minutes, with the last arriving about an hour after.

The swim is organised in memory of the event organiser's teenage son, Tom Wheeler, a young cricketer and athlete who died aged 17 of cancer.

One of the competitors, Roy Beeley said: “It’s always a tough swim but the flat water and warm sea made the swim times fast this year as we normally encounter a choppy sea.

“The Hastings District Canoe Club did a superb job of assisting the safety cover and we could easily see the beach marshals on the way back from the pier.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Hannah Auer said: “Huge congratulations to the event organiser Peter Wheeler for his dedication to the event and CLIC Sargent’s cause. Peter and his team of swimmers have brought in a fantastic sum of money over the last eight years.”

Find out more

For more information on how you can get involved in fundraising for CLIC Sargent, please contact Hannah Auer on 01273 573 848 or email: hannah.auer@clicsargent.org.uk.