Taking to the water in name of a friend.
SARA Eke from North Northumberland has always had a passion for the sea, via both sailing and fishing, and when her long-time friend Jane Carr from Tynemouth was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she was determined to help in the best way she could. And so to raise funds for ovarian cancer charity, The Eve Appeal, Sara is taking on a charity swim. "Being a keen sailor based in Amble, I often pass Coquet Island on my way out to sea and it's one of my favourite places to view wildlife and enjoy the views of the coastline," she said.
"Jane is one of my favourite people and so I had the idea of virtually linking the two to swim the distance between Amble and Coquet Island to raise funds for ovarian cancer charity, The Eve Appeal."
Due to landing restrictions on the island, Sara is unable to swim to Coquet Island itself so instead she will be taking to the water at Village Farm Health Club in Shilbottle, where she will swim 150 lengths of the pool on October 3.