Asda Community Champion Sharon Noble has marked the 20th anniversary of Tickled Pink with an epic swimming challenge in memory of her aunt who died from breast cancer.
Sharon, who works at our Fareham store, swam across the Solent from Ryde on the Isle of Wight to Stokes Bay in Gosport with five other members of the swim club Shack Sharks. Together they raised more than £1,000 for Tickled Pink. The three-mile swim took the group seven hours as bad weather and choppy water meant they ended up swimming five miles in total.
“It was much harder than I thought it would be!” said Sharon. “I knew I could do the distance, I was just worried about the cold. The water was 15.4C and the currents were much stronger than they were supposed to be. At one point I looked up and behind me was this huge tanker! We had two ribs with us who were radio-ing ahead to let them know we were in the water.”Read more