Mi Workwear supply branded training and swimwear in Charity Channel Challenge

Charity Channel ChallengeAt 6am on the 12th of July, Mr Christopher Trethewey embarked on a challenge which would see him swim 21 successful miles across the English Channel raising in excess £10,000 for Leicestershire based charity, Hope Against Cancer. We were so pleased to have been able to provide him with branded swimwear!

Christopher currently works alongside the Hope Against Cancer Trials Facility, which offers cancer patients the opportunity to take part in research trials to develop new cancer treatments.

The route of this swim started South West of Dover at Shakespeare’s Cliff and came to an end at Cap Griz Nez in the South West of Calais. When we heard about this challenge we wanted to show our support for Hope and Chris so offered to supply some branded clothing and swimwear. This included a Hope Against Cancer branded tracksuit to use during training, budgie smugglers and a swimming cap. By branding the tracksuit it helped raise awareness for the charity. Not to mention allowing the reason and motivation for Chris’s endeavours to always be on full display.

Charity Channel Challenge

Charity Channel ChallengeChris has been training for the last year to complete this swim, including swimming lengths of 15,000m and spending time at the Stoney Cove Diving Centre in the cold water.
According to the CSA (Channel Swimming Association) before any attempt at crossing the Channel, every person must complete a 6-hour swim in similar temperatures to what the water will be.

Nigel Rose, who is the chief executive at Hope Against Cancer has said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who have supported Chris, including Mi Workwear who supplied and covered the costs of the branded clothing and swimwear”

It’s been great following Chris’s progress and getting to know more about Hope Against Cancer at the same time. What Chris has achieved is amazing, and we were so pleased to have played a tiny part in it. Well done Chris!

To find more information on Hope Against Cancer, you can visit: https://www.hopeagainstcancer.org.uk

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