'An example to us all'

By Peter Winter


By Peter Winter



SWIMMING 21 miles - the equivalent of a channel crossing - even in instalments over six months, is a daunting prospect.

But when you are living with limited mobility from the waist down, the task becomes almost superhuman.

That however, is the challenge 10-year-olds, Oliver Dickey and Ethan Pollock have set for themselves.

And in the process they hope to raise thousands for a charity.

Oliver has cerebral palsy and Ethan lives with spina bifida but, in the pool, limitations resulting from their disabilities are much reduced.

And so they hit upon an 'English Channel-length' swim to raise funds for a cause they've both benefited from in the past - the NI Children to Lapland Charity.

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