Visually Impaired Local Resident To Swim English Channel

In aid of St Michael & All Angels charity The Amber Trust


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A local resident, who is visually impaired, is to take on a swimming challenge across the English Channel, from Dover to Cap Gris Nez, to raise money for a charity supported by St Michael & All Angels in Chiswick.

mark critchwell

Mark Critchlow is joining a four-man team to raise funds for The Amber Trust , a charity for children who have severe and profound disabilities, and which uses music to provide therapeutic assistance.

Mark, who is 56 years old is married with one daughter, and lives in the Southfield area. He is a member of the CC at St Michael & All Angels and an ex-athlete, and founder member of the West 4 Harriers, the Chiswick running club.

Mark was registered visually impaired in 2011 but it has not stopped him pursuing his charity challenges. He started charity swimming in 2013 and swam 1 mile in the pool. This progressed in 2014 to 3km in the sea. In 2015 he swam 5.6km in the sea and will now attempt the Channel as part of a team. You cancheck out his Virgin/giving page

The start date is any time between 27 Aug and 7 Sept and is subject to weather conditions

The Amber Trust is a charity for children who have severe and profound disabilities, using music not only as a channel of self-expression, but it also enables them to share their thoughts and feelings with people around them. Where fully abled can enjoy the amazing dimensions that sight provides, colours, textures, landscapes, action etc, music provides the best opportunity, for these children, to experience the luxurious depth of quality that life offers

Find out more about Mark in this interview with chiswickbuzz tv which he gave when he was swimming in a challenge for the Mulberry Trust, another SMAA charity.

July 27, 2017

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