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Michael Helps

2018 Swims

Fundraising for British Heart Foundation

105 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 75 supporters

British Heart Foundation

We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.

Charity Registration No. 225971


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Thanks everyone for your continued support and further information can be found on

Each year I like to undertake a major challenge for a charity and this year will be two swims. Further to my successful swim of the Sea of Galilee earlier this year for the British Heart Foundation it is my intention in September to swim the Bonifacio Channel .

Two life-long swimming friends ,David Kimber and Mark Pollard, will also attempt to swim across this 15k Mediterranean stretch of water between the French Island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia. I will once again be swimming in memory of my good friend and water polo captain Mark Shepherd while raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Officially only a few people have successfully crossed this channel and I am intrigued to find out why so few have undertaken it  - So we’re going to find out!

Thank you to everyone who has supported and donated so far to the British Heart Foundation and for anyone wishing to know more about the challenge or progress some details are below:


On W/c 17th September 2018 swimming the 15k (10miles) Bonifacio Channel between the French Island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia


Many who have kindly followed my events over the years will know they are rarely without incident or drama of some scale so please follow on the links below to find out how this adventure goes.

Thanks everyone for continued and great support as always and please find more information on the usual website links below:

•             TWITTER UPDATES: Updates on my progress:

•             INFORMATION: Anyone wanting to know more about the this event or previous events feel free to follow this link to website

Thank you