David Scott, a member of Consett Rotary, was in 2021 planning to swim the Channel to raise money for charity. He booked a slot for August 2023 with the Channel Swim Association. While in training, having completed many 10 mile swims, David noticed that his times were getting progressively slower and he started to feel unwell. In July 2022 after investigations, he was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer and the future didn’t look hopeful. However, after this devastating news, David did respond to chemotherapy treatment, but was still advised to have his stomach removed earlier this year.

Returning to Rotary he verbalised his wish to continue with fundraising for local charities and came up with the idea of completing a 22 mile swim but in a different way. Consett Rotary Club have hired the pool in Consett Leisure Centre on Sunday 2Oth August 2023 and are inviting and welcoming individuals and groups to rise to the Channel Challenge. By picking up a sponsorship form you can swim to help them raise money for David’s chosen charities.

David has set up a Just Giving page and you can read his story there. Please visit and help David reach his goal.


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