Ahoy there, me hearties – it’s a pirate’s life for me! And so it will be on 29th July as I cry my way across the channel, all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

My wonderful nephew, John Myatt, and his friend Mark Leighton will be swimming across the channel to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. I will be accompanying them from the comfort of a boat, crying all the way. These buoyant boys will face flotsam, jetsam, jellyfish and super-tankers as they relay across 21 miles of unforgiving waters. I will be alongside all the way, attempting to be the first town crier to cry across the channel… Oyez Oyez Oyez, France here I come. Better brush up on the old language skills methinks… Bonjour, comment allez-vous?

We are all putting our heart and soul into this challenge, you can read all about it here: https://www.justgiving.com/Leighton-Myatt. Don’t forget to donate to this worthy cause too!

A quick update: the date has now changed to the 29th due to bad weather expected at the beginning of this week.