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SAS: Who Dares Wins TV star Ant Middleton to launch hospice’s Parliament Hill Lido fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 17:36 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:36 10 January 2018

SAS: Who Dares Wins TV tough guy Ant Middleton is lined up to host Have House Children's Hospice's sponsored swim at Parliament Hill Lido. Picture: MATT SPRAKE

SAS: Who Dares Wins TV tough guy Ant Middleton is lined up to host Have House Children's Hospice's sponsored swim at Parliament Hill Lido. Picture: MATT SPRAKE

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SAS: Who Dares Wins TV tough guy Ant Middleton is to kickstart a hospice’s 15th birthday celebrations by tackling Parliament Hill Lido’s waters.

Parliament Hill Lido. Picture: POLLY HANCOCKParliament Hill Lido. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK

The ex-Special Forces soldier – who presents the Channel 4 series which sees recruits tackle challenges including jumping from a moving helicopter, crawling across tightropes and running through desert – will launch Haven House’s year of events.

Middleton said: “I’m very proud to help raise funds for Haven House in its birthday year. It is such an important charity and provides vital support to children and their families.

“Getting in icy water is a bit of a challenge, but it’s a case of mind over matter and you will feel amazing afterwards. I’ll be there to encourage you along the way,” he added.

In the run up to the lido swim the action hero is urging fearless fundraisers to tackle winter water with the aim of swimming one length to raise funds for the hospice.

Nathan Ramsden, north London community fundraising executive at the hospice, said: “We are delighted Ant will be taking part in our first Team 15 challenge event for 2018.

“He is an incredible leader and really inspires you when you are out of your comfort zone.

“Our Chilly Dip is a great way to raise funds for life-limited children in our 15th birthday year, and it’s going to be a lot of fun on the day,” he added.

The organisers promise participants of the ‘Chilly Dip’ challenge a selfie with Middleton and signed certificate following a pre-dip pep talk by the star.

The challenge takes place Sunday, February 4 and will be followed by a warm up in the poolside sauna with hot refreshments provided.

To sign up visit the hospice website.

For more details contact Nathan Ramsden at Haven House on 0208 498 5842 or email nathanramsden@havenhouse.org.uk.

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