Typhoon supporting Humber swim

Tragic death of son inspires father to attempt river crossing

Author: Pat
25th March 2012
 

Picture of the river Humber and Humber Bridge
A forthcoming attempt to swim across the river Humber for charity is being supported by Typhoon International.

41 year-old Phil Unsworth of Cleethorpes suffers from type 2 diabetes.

He tragically lost his son Daniel to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome back in 2007, aged just three months.

will not be particularly easy or pleasant

Phil’s health subsequently deteriorated in the months that followed. However, he vowed to do something worthwhile in his son’s memory.

Swimming the Humber will not be particularly easy or pleasant. It’s a wide river, muddy and with some fast currents.

Three cheers then for Typhoon, which has donated one of its top notch Triathlon wetsuits to keep Phil warm during the crossing.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death (FSAID.)

Phil’s plight has attracted the attention of local media – Radio Humberside and the Grimsby Telegraph as well as Film Production Company Focus 7.

All are currently following Phil’s progress, from his training to taking on the challenge itself in July 2012.

Typhoon said: “We wish Phil every luck in raising money for the charity – [we] will be there flying the flags to support his journey across the Humber.”

 
 
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