Swimming for Trevose
Countryside Ranger, Rowan Thompson, is raising money for Trevose Head with a sponsored swim around Brownsea Island in Dorset, where he works.
A 4.5mile swim organised by RLSS Poole Lifeguard and will be the furthest distance Rowan has swum before. In the middle of his training for this epic challenge, he will be surrounded by spectators as well as lifeguards and boats for the safety of all the swimmers taking part.
Rowan’s passion is the outdoors, and wanted the proceeds of this amazing achievement to go to the care and protection of Trevose Head, so the National Trust has the funds needed to care for the headland for ever for everyone.
Rowan says that “training is going well. With two weeks to go I’ll be in the water every day from now on, upping the distance each session. I’ve got a swim cap now (helps keep my head ever so slightly warmer) I’m getting the better of the cold and fatigue and feeling more confident. I’m hoping to take along some supporters to give me an added push. Plus my colleagues in the West Dorset team are threatening to take our boat over there and chase me round the island”.
Rowan goes on to say “I wanted to support the charity I work for, and just as I was looking for a really worthwhile campaign when Trevose Head came along – perfect opportunity to directly help keep this amazing headland open for wildlife and people”.
The swim will take place on Sunday 4th September.