Brian Dickinson set himself the challenge of swimming 3 miles, over 3, 50 minute sessions at Pingles Leisure Centre in Nuneaton. Swimming on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening the challenge amounted to 200 lengths of the swimming pool! Pictured with Fundraiser, Jessica, Brian presented his cheque for £222.60, which he raised via sponsorship from friends, family and work colleagues at Biddle Air Systems.

Brian, who has no connection to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice decided to fundraise for them as he wanted to support a local good cause. He hadn’t done much swimming before either but found he really enjoyed it. Brian plans to continue to fundraise for the Hospice and is already thinking about what his next swimming challenge will be, maybe in open water next time around!

The Hospice would like to thank Brian for thinking of the Hospice, with Hospice Fundraiser Jessica saying, “It’s always so lovely when members of the public who don’t know anyone who has been touched by Hospice care fundraise for the Hospice. Brian has raised a wonderful amount of money, allowing us to continue to support our patients & their families in the local community.”

Inspired by Brian’s efforts? Want to take on a challenge for the Hospice yourself? We’ve just launched our challenges for 2018 and know you’ll want to get involved! Visit for more details. Where will you go?