The offical online newsletter of the Parish of St. Brelade, Jersey
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Autmn 2009
News Stories
Two ‘Battle’ honours
New Association proposed
‘Monster, monster’
Message from Connetable
Modest increase in Rates
Chef de Police retires
Lighting up St. Aubin
Fingers Crossed!
All go at tennis club
Twinning Association
Ice rink: warm reception
Epic swim for charity
Award for students
Design career on cards?
Frightfully delicious!
Genuinely Jersey?
Competition success
Letters to Editor
Going Eco-Active
Jersey evacuees
Malaysia to St. Aubin
Seeing red- white & blue
St. Aubin Festival
La Baguette flooded!
Fete raises £2,000+
12 hour epic swim for charity
St. Aubin businessman and resident Neil Faudemer raises £8,000+
by Jeff Hathaway

On Saturday 22nd August former Jersey Swimming Club President and St Aubin resident, Neil Faudemer, successfully completed the circumnavigation of Jersey for charity in a time of 11 hours 51 minutes 52 seconds, becoming the oldest Channel Islander to complete the challenge.
Setting off from Elizabeth Castle at 6.09am he reached Green Island on the hour, but soon started to suffer severe cramping which remained with him until after La Rocque. From St Catherines the 39ft high tide pushed the swimmer to Grosnez which he reached shortly after the 7 hours. Conditions became rough with the wind against tide in very heavy swell he was pushed 2 miles south of Grosnez in very strong current swimming for almost one and half hours making little or no progress. On the turn of the tide Neil finally reached Corbiere from which point he made excellent progress reaching Elizabeth Castle in under two hours touching the castle wall shortly before 6pm.
Commenting on the swim Neil said: “It is the hardest challenge I have ever undertaken particularly as I am in my 50th year. I believe all my training over the last twelve months paid off. I have received enormous encouragement from the swimming community and I am delighted to have raised £8,000 for Jersey Hospice and the North Thailand School Building Project. To everyone that has helped me including all those on the day of the swim, I wish to say a very big thank you.”
Neil added: “One of the main sponsors for the swim was the Boathouse Group who donated £1,000 towards the fundraising event. I would just like to personally thank them for their sponsorship together with my other two corporate sponsors, Acorn Finance and Gaudin & Co. It gave me great encouragement and made me determined to succeed”.
At the time of going to press, Neil had raised over £8,000 with donations still coming in. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Neil on 493300, or send to: Neil Faudemer, The Caxton Building, Le Quai Bisson, Le Boulevard, St. Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8JT
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