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Upminster uncle and nephew taking on swimming fundraiser in memory of relative

PUBLISHED: 14:53 07 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:53 07 August 2013

Trevor Cridland, 52, and his nephew David, 16, are preparing to take on the Great London Swim in memory of a relative

Trevor Cridland, 52, and his nephew David, 16, are preparing to take on the Great London Swim in memory of a relative

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An Upminster man and his nephew are taking on a one-mile swim to fundraise for the charity which looked after their terminally-ill relative.

Trevor and David Cridland, who have raised approximately £6,000 already, will participate in the Great London Swim on August 31 at the Royal Victoria Dock, London.

They will swim in memory of David’s grandad, know as Grandad Dave.

Dave died of the rare cancer methothelioma in September 2012 and spent his last days at Saint Francis Hospice.

Trevor, 52, from Cranham, said: “We saw how much the hospice did for him, so we decided to do the swim together to raise some money.

“They made his last days more comfortable, they were brilliant.”

The duo’s target is £10,000 and they will swim in unison, with Trevor wearing a “Grandad” label on his back and David, 16, wearing “Dave”.

Trevor is no stranger to the event, as he participated in 2011 and 2012.

He added: “It is going to be a challenge, it won’t be easy with the water choppy and murky.

“This year’s all about the money, maybe I’ll challenge David to a head to head race next year!”

For more information on the event, visit www.greatswim.org/london.

You can sponsor Trevor and David at www.justgiving.com/grandad-dave.


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