30th June - 3rd July 2022

Every year the great and good people of the Licensing Industry step forward and pledge their valued time and resource to help support The Light Fund with increasingly bizarre and exhilarating challenges that have to date raised over £1.7M for charity.

The latest fundraiser is to procure and mould two relay teams who will race each other swimming across the English Channel. We will have mixed teams of variable swimming ability captained by two experienced open water swimmers - all from the licensing industry.

The English Channel at it’s narrowest point is 21 miles, however, with at least 3 if not 4 tidal shifts to contend with the distance swum may be nearer to 40 miles. The swim will commence in Dover and will hopefully finish up somewhere on the French coast between Calais and Boulogne.

We are the No.1 slot on a Spring tide in the date window of 30th June to 3rd July 2022.

Depending upon the weather and tides etc, a successful crossing could take anywhere between 12 and 24 hours or indeed longer.

You can find out more about corporate sponsorship options here or by contacting one of the organising committee as per details below. In the meantime, why not take a look through the options, here.

You can donate and keep up to date with training over at the Just Giving page, here. Also, don't miss the team's Instagram feed.

Stephen Gould: stephen.gould@bearconran.co.uk
Mark Kingston: mark.kingston@vimn.com
Simon Gresswell: simon@sglp.co.uk
Anne Bradford: anneb@poeticbrands.com

Trade Press:
Samantha Loveday:  saml@max-publishing.co.uk

Social Media:
Nicola Webster: Njwebster.consulting@gmail.com

Press Relations:
Jane Garner

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