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    Sidmouth kid swim challenge for Ocean Conservation Trust

    A 13-year-old from Ottery St Mary is swimming in the sea, every month, for a year in fancy dress. 

    Thomas Bond is raising money for the Ocean Conservation Trust charity which encourages everyone, from individuals to communities and industry to government, to make choices with the health of the ocean in mind. 

    The keen swimmer hatched the idea after growing concerned about pollution, plastic waste and the plight of sea creatures. 

    Thomas Bond said: “I decided I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing. I wanted to raise money but have some fun at the same time and, after speaking to my family, came up with the idea of the fancy dress challenge.” 

    Thomas said his outfit would reflect the month he was swimming in and that he would welcome others to join him. 

    His first swim took place last weekend (Sept 23 to 24) in his school uniform. Friends…

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