A WHITCHURCH woman is calling on other swimmers to join her in one of the UK's 'most loved' water challenges to raise funds for cancer patients.

Helen Knight, from Tilstock, is the head of fundraising for Lingen Davies and will be taking part in the Cotswold Big Swim Festival, a 3.8km open water swim which is a highly-celebrated event for swimmers.

The charity works to support cancer patients and raise awareness about it and It has acquired ten places for the event and wants to hear from people eager to take on the challenge.

The festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 and Helen said the money will help a good cause


She added: "I have taken part in the Cotswold Big Swim in previous years, so I am delighted that we are now offering charity places to our supporters.

"It is an ideal challenge for those looking to do something slightly different for 2023.

"The Cotswold Big Swim is one of the UK’s favourite open water challenges and this is a unique opportunity for local people to take part.

"It is a physical challenge that both experienced and new open water swimmers can get involved in.

"The money raised from the event will enable us to continue to support those impacted by cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales."