Former lifeguard will make waves to help charity
Published: June 4, 2008 | 7116th good news item since 2003
Ex-lifeguard Mark Lowing, 48, talks tactics with mental health charity worker Leonard Goff this week as he trains at The Venue in Elstree Way, Borehamwood, for a two-mile charity swim.
Mr Lowing, of Berwick Road, will be raising money for Watford-based mental health charity Guideposts, which also has a Borehamwood-based outreach group, when he takes up the challenge on June 18.
He said: “Guideposts has helped me in the past so I thought I would give something back. Swimming two miles means I will have to be in the pool for 128 lengths.
“I have been in training over the past few weeks at The Venue, where I used to be a lifeguard, so the length of the swim should be fine.
“I am sure that I will come out looking like a prune though.”
Mr Goff said: “It is a fantastic thing that Mark is doing for Guideposts and I really admire him for his efforts. The charity will really benefit from the money raised.
“We provide activities and days out for people in the group and so it is tremendous to receive such support like this.”