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WE MADE IT!!! It took us just over 13hours on the 26th September 2013. Big swell, North Easterly Wind, Dive-Bombing Gannets and even talk of a Great White Shark off the Kent-Sussex Coast.....

Heart disease is a massive probem across the world, particularly in Wales where it is the biggest killer. All too often, young indivduals die of heart disease which could have been prevented by earlier detection and treatment of the underlying causes. The HRFW is a small charity which funds great research into heart disease and helps support the education and training of scientists, doctors, nurses and other cardiac specialists.

I took on this exciting challenge with a group of colleagues, including a few old friends with whom I used to play water polo many years ago at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School.

I'm dedicating my swim to the memory of my father, the musician Pat Halcox, who passed away earlier this year. His support, encouragement and truly positive good humored approach to life will always be an inspiration to me. 

All the funds raised will go to support research and education into improving the understanding and treatment of serious heart problems that are all too often the cause of avoidable early deaths.

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Raising money for

Heart Research Fund for Wales

Heart Research Fund for Wales

Charity Registration No. 509427

Heart disease is the principal cause of death in both men and women living in Wales, where its incidence is one of the highest in the world. HRFW is a registered charity (no.509427) and is completely independent of hospital trusts, health authorities and universities.

Raising money for

Run by Heart Research Fund for Wales

Charity Registration No. 509427

Donations 94

Congratulations Jules! What an achievement. Love Sylvia and Tony

Donation by Anonymous on 10/11/13


Congratulations Julian and Team Killer Whale! Hope all goes well in Wales and hope to catch up at a conference soon! Best Wishes Rachel

Donation by Rachel Bastiaenen on 21/10/13


Well done, Julian and everyone else. Great achievement.

Donation by Jon Bisson on 17/10/13


Very proud of you Prof

Donation by Khaled on 13/10/13


Hi Julian, Fantastic cause and fantastic result !!

Donation by Tim Edwards on 03/10/13


slim, clearly no need to carb-load or ply with goose fat.........good luck!

Donation by ian hume on 02/10/13


Great effort Julian, slighty mad but an excellent cause !

Donation by Steve Dorman on 01/10/13


Donation by John Williamson on 01/10/13


Hope the swim goes well. Good luck and best wishes Love Maureen xx

Donation by Anonymous on 01/10/13

Well Done Julian

Donation by Colin and Angie Chapman on 01/10/13


Well done!

Donation by Mark Anderson on 01/10/13


Sorry to be late - glad you made it!

Donation by Noel Bairey Merz MD on 01/10/13


Well swam Julian and your fellow maniacs. Hope the aftermath is not too painful. I know your game - any excuse for a massage !!!

Donation by Kevin Mandy and Shannon on 30/09/13

Donation by Anonymous on 28/09/13


An amazing achievement by you all. Well done Julian - lots of love Sylvie, Jane and Jack xxx

Donation by Sylvia Britcher on 27/09/13


Well done! Good to hear that you beat the wind, gannets, etc. Look forward to hearing more about it.

Donation by Sian Newman on 27/09/13


Mad mad mad but hats off to you! I think you may have actually swum by now so hope it went smoothly? I struggle after returning to 1 polo session a week so very impressed and a fantastic cause xxxx

Donation by Jackie Elliott ( and David!) on 27/09/13


Dear Julian, Well done with your swim! Your dad would have been so proud of you and so are we. love Daniel, Sarah & David

Donation by Daniel Britcher on 27/09/13


Donation by Maureen Ash on 26/09/13


Good Luck Julian

Donation by Joshna Patel on 26/09/13


Good luck!

Donation by Costas on 26/09/13


I attended your Dad's/ my cousin's funeral and just four months later, totally unexpectedly, my partner, Peter, died of a heart attack. A good way to go but an awful shock for his loved ones.

Donation by Jean Webber on 25/09/13


Hi Julian, We've swum in Dover sea many times, but never even ventured as far as the Breakwater let alone to France! Good Luck speeds you and the team on your way from all of us Judy Kerry SSM & SA xx

Donation by Judy & Kerry Donovan on 25/09/13


Good luck Jules, makes sure you opt for the wetsuit not the budgie smugglers as it could be a bit nippy.

Donation by love Fiz on 25/09/13


Good luck!!

Donation by Sister Parkes on 25/09/13

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