Eastender signs up for Castle to Castle Swim

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From 28 February 2013

Easteneders star Steve McFadden has signed up for the 2013 Castle to Castle Swim in aid of the RNLI and part of the Fal River Festival.

The RNLI’s annual Castle to Castle swim across the Fal River and part of the Fal River Festival is returning for its fifth year on Sunday 2 June, 2013 and the lifesaving charity is now welcoming entries into this ever popular event.

One of the first people ready to sign up to the 2013 swim is EastEnders star Steve McFadden.

Steve has taken part in the swim several times and has always offered his support, even when he’s been unable to participate due to his work commitments. He’s delighted to be signing up for this year’s swim and has already started training for the one-mile route from Pendennis Point to St Mawes.

The Castle to Castle swim sees hundreds of people take to the water, each helping to raise thousands of pounds for the RNLI. Last year alone nearly £30,000 was collected, with all the money going towards helping to support the RNLI lifeguard service in the Devon and Cornwall area.

The 2013 event will be run on Sunday 2nd June 2013 at midday, to coincide with a neap high tide (the lowest level of high tide).

Guy Botterill, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager, says: ‘Thanks to all the participants over the past five years we’ve been able to raise a tremendous amount of money for the RNLI, which has gone directly to helping saving lives at sea by supporting RNLI lifeguards on our beaches around the south west coastline. The swim is an absolutely fantastic event largely run by volunteers, and without them it would simply not be possible.

‘We’re delighted to now be able to launch the 2013 swim and hope to see as many people as possible come forward to take part. The event promises to be great fun with a fantastic atmosphere so do come along and get involved.

‘Anyone interested in taking part can now email to register their interest and we’ll send out an application form in the coming weeks.’

The event has a maximum limit of 400 swimmers and is open to anyone over the age of 14. Participants should also be intermediate or experienced sea swimmers.

If you are interested in entering the 2013 Castle to Castle Swim please email castle2castle@rnli.org.uk to register.

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