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Reverend Greg Swims the Solent!

 
Posted: August 23, 2012 Time: 1:09 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

Rev’d Greg Holmes from St John’s Church in Fareham completed the amazing challenge of swimming The Solent at the end of July. He decided to tackle the challenge in support of Rainbow, and was able to raise £1150.10!

Talking about his experience, Rev’d Greg said “I guess you could say that I was blessed with great weather conditions. The biggest challenge was crossing the path of a large ferry on route to France. I faced the stand-off at the deep water channel opposite the Portsmouth War Memorial, and after radio contact from our safety boat the ferry relented and took another route. I would have felt better about it if I could have told the captain that they were delayed for such a great cause”.

Rainbow would like to say congratulations to Rev’d Greg for completing such a gruelling challenge and a huge thank you for being such an incredible supporter.

Rev’d Greg (far right) taking a well deserved rest after he completed the challenge