Categories: Charities, News

Cross-Channel swim by Mark Critchlow of St Michael’s

Mark Critchlow of St Michael & All Angels has completed his second swim across the Engish Channel as part of a four-person relay team, the Blue Light Bathers. Watch a video of their swim on Mark’s Facebook page. He has already raised over £2,000 for WaterHarvest, one of St Michael’s three charities. He’s seen above with Neil and Nicola from WaterHarvest at St Michael’s charities stall on Green Days weekend 2019. You can congratulate him and donate on the St Michael’s VirginMoneyGiving page.

Mark’s target is to support up to 20 families in the Thar desert region of Rajasthan, by enabling them to build ‘taankas’ to provide a sustainable supply of clean drinking water.
And read more about Mark’s swim in WaterHarvest News.

In August 2017, Mark Critchlow completed his first charity swim across the English Channel as part of a four-person international team – Team Swimmingly. The swimmers – Mark, Etienne from France, Brian from the USA and Kate from Australia – swam in relay, for an hour at a time. Mark was swimming to raise money for The Amber Trust, one of our three charities, which helps blind and partially-sighted children make the most of their musical talents.

You can read all about that swim – and see lots of pictures – here and below, which shows Mark on his way back to Dover in the boat Pathfinder after his successful swim in August 2017.