Nick swims for charity

CANCER survivor Nick Hughes dived in for the swim of his life to help save the lives of others.

Nick, from Great Waldingfield, flew home from holiday in Portugal to take part in this month’s Great East Swim and raise £2,400 for research into a deadly form of skin cancer.

He joined 3,000 others for the event at Alton Water near Ipswich. His sponsor money will go to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for research into melanoma – the form of the disease he contracted.

“In the Algarve it was 29 degrees but at Alton Water it was 9 degrees and raining,” he said. My family very sensibly stayed behind, but I was very pleased to swim a mile in 40 minutes.”