Last time I spoke to Christopher Mundy he was waiting for the ok to swim the English Channel with his brother Kevin. Conditions have to be right to make the crossing and landing as safe as possible.
Well, the lads have DONE IT! Congratulations to them both. They have also raised a lot of money for the charity ASPIRE, currently, £7,406! The swim was also in memory of their much loved Dad.
The video shows the moment they reached France.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER & KEVIN
I met Christopher’s Mum, Kim, at a recent gig. She is a massive fan of The Condriacs (who I also sing with ) and we were talking about her sons and their up and coming challenge. “They have to chat to me on the radio” I said and sure enough between myself, Kim and Christopher it was organised.
The Swim is a massive undertaking and involves a lot of training, organisation and time.
Thanks to Kim for introducing me to your amazing sons you must be so proud and thank you to Christopher for introducing us to Aspire. There are so many charities across the UK that do incredible work and its good to shine a light on this amazing charity and its workers, volunteers and fundraisers.
Here is a link to their just giving page CHRISTOPHER and KEVIN MUNDY is fundraising for Aspire (justgiving.com)
WHO ARE ASPIRE
Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time, and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire exists because there is currently no cure.
People with Spinal Cord Injury will lose muscle and sensory control and a large majority will become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives. Historically, the majority of spinal injuries have been sustained by those aged 21 to 30, with nearly three quarters of new spinal cord injury patients being male. However, Spinal Cord Injury is increasingly affecting older people now too. Approximately 2,500 people sustain a spinal cord injury in the UK each year.
Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 50,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK, from newly injured spinal cord injury patients in hospital and throughout their lives. This support allows people with spinal injury to lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in their workplace and in leisure time.