06 Feb Ant Middleton braves Haven House ‘Chilly Dip’
TV tough guy Ant Middleton was among 15 participants to take part in Haven House Children’s Hospice’s ‘Chilly Dip’ at Hampstead Heath Lido on Sunday 4 February.
The ultimate action hero, famous for fronting SAS: Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape braved the winter chill and dipped into the lido as part of its first #Team15 challenge event which raised almost £2,000 for the hospice as it celebrates its 15th birthday in 2018.
Ant was on hand to get everyone fired up for the challenge which involved swimming one length of the pool. The water temperature was a chilly 5 Celsius.
Along with cheering on each participant Ant completed two lengths of the pool and gave everyone a signed certificate, medal and selfie.
Participants had the opportunity to warm up in the poolside sauna and enjoy hot refreshments.
Ant Middleton said: “I was delighted to take part in the Chilly Dip and help raise funds for Haven House in its 15th birthday year.
“The hospice provides such vital care to children and their families in the local area.
“I was really impressed with the enthusiasm shown by all those who turned up. The water was very cold, but everyone did exceptionally well and I’m glad to be part of Team15.”