Record crowd expected at popular Topsham swim event

A TOPSHAM charity expects there to be a record number of participants taking part in this year s ferryman swim. The Estuary League of Friends, which the event raises money on behalf of, expects at least 250 people to get involved. A mother and daughter,

A TOPSHAM charity expects there to be a record number of participants taking part in this year's ferryman swim.

The Estuary League of Friends, which the event raises money on behalf of, expects at least 250 people to get involved.

A mother and daughter, Christine and Charlotte Bowyer, who run the Passage House Inn, will be among the crowds of people taking part.

Christine and Charlotte will be training with Topsham's Ferryman, Mike Stevens, in preparation of the event.


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This year's swim takes place on Saturday, July 12, at 12noon. The event has become a traditional part of the Topsham summer season.

The charity, meanwhile, is still on the lookout for volunteers to help check-in swimmers at the Passage House Inn and to drive participants' clothes and bags from Topsham to the Turf.

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This year's proceeds will go towards a replacement disability-friendly vehicle for the local community.

If you would like to help, register to take part in the event, or for more information, call Rachel Gilpin, from the Estuary League of Friends, on (01392) 879275.

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