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Team to take the plunge ahead of cross-Channel swim

PUBLISHED: 13:38 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:57 13 May 2019

Charlie Goddard, from Leicestershire, who will train in Cromer ahead of a cross-Channel swim for charity. Picture: SUPPLIED

Charlie Goddard, from Leicestershire, who will train in Cromer ahead of a cross-Channel swim for charity. Picture: SUPPLIED

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A group of youngsters will take the plunge into the North Sea this weekend in preparation for a much greater challenge.

The group of six from Leicestershire are planning to swim off Cromer on May 17-18 to train to cross the English Channel, in order to raise money for the spinal chord injury charity Aspire.

Among them is 15-year-old Charlie Goddard, who said: "I really want to make a difference to the lives of those who suffer such awful injuries and at the same time, take on this massive challenge.

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"We will each swim for one hour and repeat in order until we reach France - being on the boat at a swimmer's pace and remaining in one piece may be more of a challenge than the actual swim."

Charlie's aunt, Ros Milman, said Cromer was a popular training ground with cross-Channel swimmers as the tidal conditions there were similar.

To donate to the appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlie-goddardlnsc6.

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