AN intrepid fundraiser is planning a 16-hour swim to raise money for Sport Relief.
Carolyn Peel, from Crick, has set herself the swimathon challenge to swim continuously on March 23 – Sport Relief day.
She will be attempting her challenge at the Spirit House health club at the Holiday Inn in Crick.
Dr Peel, 49, said: “I broke my ankle two years ago.
“Up to that point I was into jogging and I had wanted to do a marathon. People might recognise me from the TV show Real A&E as I used to work at Coventry.
“But since my injury I can’t jog any more. I took up swimming as a form of physio, but also to keep fit.
“I came up with the idea for a 12-hour swim, but then the club manager at the Holiday Inn suggested I go for the full 16 hours they are open.
“I won’t be able to take any breaks, except for when I need to go to the toilet!
“I can’t drink energy drinks either, so I’m experimenting with Jelly Babies instead.”
Dr Peel is hoping to raise £500 with the swimathon.
n Anyone interested in sponsoring her can go to my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/carolynpeel.