Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Naturists to swim loch for charity

Six naturists are to attempt a nude swim of Loch Ness in aid of charity, it has emerged.

British Naturism (BN), the UK's internationally recognised body for naturism, has organised the sponsored swim in support of the BN President's Charity of the Year, Cancer Research UK.

Four men and two women, including one from the United States, will swim the loch three times, in relays, with each swimmer in the water for an hour at a time.

The event is expected to last two days over next weekend.

This will be the second time BN has supported a naturist swim in the loch. President Pat Thompson said: "British Naturism are delighted to be organising another Loch Ness swim.

"Our previous swim in 2000 was highly successful and this year's promises to be every bit as popular as well as a lot of fun.

"Our association with Cancer Research UK makes it all the more worthwhile.
"We have been overwhelmed by the support Cancer Research UK have given us through the year and we hope our adoption of such a well-known and worthy cause shows that naturists are not the secretive people they are often perceived to be, but are keen to support the outside world and be part of a wider community."

The event is being further supported by Speedo and Zoggs who have provided goggles and swim caps, and Monster Activities at Loch Ness, who have provided one of the support boats.

British Naturism is the UK's officially recognised organisation for naturism. It exists to support and unite naturists around the UK and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2004.

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Source: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1930742005


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