Londoner, Chris Styles, recently swam the cold and murky waters of the English Channel to raise money for Carers Trust and tick-off his 40th birthday bucket list!

His swim took 16 hours, in 2m swell waves! He encountered cruise ships, thousands of jellyfish, chronic pain in his shoulders and being taken off course by the tide in a u-shape!

Despite all of this he made it! Chris was inspired to swim for Carers Trust after reading an article about young carers published on the Guardian during Carers Trust’s Young Carers Awareness Week in January and so far he raised £7000.

On Tuesday 1st August he paid a visit to Carers Lewisham’s Young Carers Holiday Club to meet Lewisham’s young carers. The children (5-10 years old) were fascinated by Chris’s stories and completely absorbed by videos and pictures of his great adventure.


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