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Charity Channel Swim for Ted

A Rendcomb College Junior School pupil has swum the length of the English Channel over the course of ten weeks to raise money for a charity.

Year 5 pupil, Ted Whitaker, has spent the last ten weeks swimming in aid of spinal injury charity, Aspire, clocking up an impressive 22 miles in total, the length of the English Channel.

Over the ten week period, Ted averaged 140 lengths each week at the David Lloyd Swimming Pool in Gloucester.

Ted said, “It was quite tough but also really fun! It was worth it in the end.”

Ted raised just over £100 and is looking forward to his next challenge. He said: “My next challenge is to swim back!”

Mrs Whitaker said: “Ted just loves doing things for charity. We are incredibly proud of this and his other achievements this year and we’re are already looking towards the next activity for him to do.”

Ted has previously completed the Great South Run for charity.