Miggy & Milsner's Mighty Swim

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It is quite possible that over the last 18 months you have heard whispers in the corridors and conversations in the kitchens about our Commercial Director; Paul Miller’s forthcoming attempt to swim across the English Channel this September and at the same time hopes to raise money for a friend that was terribly injured in a road accident.

Whilst the English Channel is 34km (in a straight line) this mammoth challenge will see him swimming circa 45km due to the tides and he could be in the water for up to 20 hours!

He has undertaken a very intense training regime over the last 18 months and whilst you and I are sound asleep in the early hours of the morning, he has been putting on his speedo’s, goggles and swimming hat and hitting the Swan River to complete a few KM’s before breakfast. This effort resulted in him qualifying for the solo crossing last weekend when he swam 17km in 6 hours in an icy cold water temperature of 15.5 degrees!

Along with this being a personal challenge, Paul has taken the opportunity to continue his support for a good friend Mark Middlehurst (Miggy) who had a terrible accident whilst here in WA back in 2015.  Mark's injuries mean he will remain physically and mentally handicapped and needing 24 hour care for the rest of his life. 

His family wish to bring him home from the hospital to be cared for but will need to build a bedroom and wet room with specialist equipment to enable him to have better comfort and to ensure he can progress as much as possible. 

Some of you will have kindly donated previously towards this cause when Paul did his solo Rottnest Crossing. 

To hear more about Paul’s motivation for this challenge please take the time to watch the video, read the article and if possible help get Miggy back home with his parents. https://au.gofundme.com/miggyandmilsnersmightyswim

Paul is personally funding the cost of travel and the team required to guide him across the channel so that every cent raised will go to helping Miggy be cared for at home.

Please join us in wishing Paul every success and thank you in advance for any support you can give.


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