Atwell Martin’s Residential Agency Manager Scott Parry is aiming to complete two testing sea swimming challenges this month in aid of the Chestnut Appeal.
Keen wild swimmer Scott, from Seaton, joined around 100 swimmers for the charity’s inaugural Drakes Island swim, starting at the Royal William Yard’s Archway and covering a distance of 1.5 km to the island and back.
Later this month, on August 21, Scott will attempt the fifth annual Chestnut Appeal Breakwater swim.
Swimmers will leave the Barbican by boat and be taken to the Breakwater, where they will enter the water at the eastern end and swim 2.2 miles across the Sound before reaching land on the beach next to Tinside Pool.
Scott says: “I decided to take part in these swims as an exciting personal challenge. Although I swim in the sea regularly, I have never attempted these distances before and am really looking forward to seeing the iconic Plymouth landmarks of The Breakwater and The Hoe from this unique perspective. ”
Scott aims to raise around £250 for the Chestnut Appeal through sponsorship.
The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer was founded in 1999 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and is at the forefront of prostate cancer care right across the region.
The charity raises funds to help men with prostate cancer and their families across Devon and Cornwall, supporting the very latest in treatments and technology that wouldn’t be available without fundraising.