Water challenge for mum and daughter

Trisha and Rachel are dedicating the challenge to their sister/aunt who died aged just 45 from cancer.
Trisha and Rachel are dedicating the challenge to their sister/aunt who died aged just 45 from cancer.

A mother and daughter team are attempting their most challenging event – all in aid of Maggie’s Glasgow.

Trisha Harvey, and are daughter Rachel Hughes are attempting to become the first Mother and Daughter relay time to swim the North Channel when they take to the seas sometime between July 2-7, weather permitting.

Trisha, a former British Ironman Champion and Scottish 100 mile time trial champion, and Rachel, the former Scottish and British Youth Triathlon Champion and Oxford University Sportswoman of the year, have a good pedigree in endurance sports

The North Channel swim is an 21miles (35 km) crossing from Ireland (Donaghadee) to Scotland (Port Patrick), and it is considered by many to be the hardest open water swim channel crossing in the world.

Trisha said: “I know Maggie’s provide a calm, non-judgemental, helpful place to visit for cancer sufferers and their families and a fantastic service to sufferers and their families.

“My sister, Roslyn, died aged 45 from cancer and I want dedicate this swim to my wonderful sister”.

Kerry Craig, at Maggie’s Glasgow said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting Trisha and Rachel with their phenomenal challenge of swimming the North Channel. Trisha is a fantastic champion of Maggie’s Glasgow and also supports us through her business, Thorntonhall Therapies.

“Everyone at Maggie’s sends the very best of luck and is hugely thankful to both Trisha and Rachel for choosing to support us.”

If you would like to support Trisha and Rachel on their challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NorthChannel.