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How do you swim the length of the English Channel in the space of one pool? By swimming 1,770 lengths!

Garstang Gators Swimming Club

That was the challenge facing the Garstang Gators Swimming Club, whose fundraising event involved over 55 participants of all ages.

One of the youngest was four-year-old Esme McKean, who swam a full eight lengths unassisted. Esme's uncle is an account holder with Howdens, and the Garstang depot pledged £100 when they heard about the event. In total, the swimmers raised £400 for the club.