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Karl set to brave freezing sea

While many of us will be recovering from a night of excesses on New Year’s Day, Karl Harris will be hurling himself into a freezing sea.

The 23-year-old lettings consultant at Location Location is swimming to raise money for charity, off the Pembrokeshire coast wearing nothing but a pair of Speedos.

He’s doing it in memory of a friend who took his own life and for the thousands effected by mental health every day.  He’s swimming to raise funds for the mental health organisation Get the Boys a Lift.

He said: “I try to increase the distance I swim every year. Jumping into a freezing cold sea is a surreal feeling. The worst thing is at the end of the swim the beach is full of pebbles – when I get out, I am completely numb and can’t feel my feet so walking to the marquee is sheer bliss as I cannot feel a thing, but I am glad it’s over”

Get the Boys a Lift supports local and national mental health projects, from keeping suicide hope lines open to funding therapeutic art classes and providing councillors for people in rural communities.

Around 400 people are taking part in the swim in Little Haven.

Karl added: “Men’s mental health is something we need to raise more awareness about. Rate’s of male youth suicide are too high and Get the Boys a Lift helps make sure vulnerable young men have the help they need.”

To sponsor Karl, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karl-harris?utm_term=JdXmZQenV

 

 

 

    Posted 17th December 2018

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Vicky BibirisManaging Director

    Vicky started with Location Location as a junior negotiator in 2006 and within a short period of time became the top performing sales consultant in the company taking on the role of Branch Manager in 2009. Vicky's exceptional ability is backed up by her infectious enthusiasm for people and property, this led to her becoming Sales Director and equity partner in 2012. Vicky has been an integral part in establishing Location Location's reputation as one of North London's leading estate agents.