Channel swimmer Georgina Cousins raises £100 in charity dip

PUBLISHED: 13:53 18 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:53 18 July 2013

Georgina Cousins (right) with her mum

Georgina Cousins (right) with her mum

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Around 1,800 fundraisers zipped up their wetsuits and dived in to the English Channel last Sunday to show their support for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at the annual Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim – the biggest charity sea swim in Europe.

The event, in its 23rd year, saw a record number of swimmers bring out their best stroke to swim 1.4 miles from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier.

Amongst the hundreds of swimmers was Georgina Cousins, 19, from Beckenham, who underwent surgery at only four months old to repair a hole in her heart and who raised £100. She said: “The atmosphere on the beach was electric – hundreds of excited swimmers all eager to dive on in and unite for an amazing cause.”

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