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Neil water skis 31.5 miles from Ireland to Port Erin

Neil Collister arrives in Port Erin having water ski from Ardglass in Northern Ireland .
Photgraph John Anslow.

Neil Collister arrives in Port Erin having water ski from Ardglass in Northern Ireland . Photgraph John Anslow.

  • by Alan Vincent
 

A Port Erin man has completed a charity water skiing challenge after travelling 31.5 miles from Ard Glass in Northern Ireland to his home town.

Neil Collister, 35, set off at 3.30pm on Friday afternoon, arriving at 8.30pm on Port Erin beach to complete the challenge in aid of Manx Cancer Help.

‘It was the hardest thing I have ever done,’ said Neil as he told how tough the challenge was. ‘Guinness won’t recognise it as they don’t record place-to-place challenges but we’re sure it is a world record.

‘So far we’ve raised over £1,000. I lost two colleagues at work and my father to cancer so that is what spurred me on,’ added Neil.

Ali Martin, from Manx Cancer Help, said: ‘If anyone else has any ideas for a challenge they would like to take on to raise money for Manx Cancer Help we would be happy to hear from them.

Neil thanked Dougherty Quinn Advocates, IOMA Fund & Investment Management, Station Garage in Castletown, staff at Friends Provident, PDMS, Yachthaven Marine, Chris Callow, Chris Preston, Matt McDonald, Lee Batty and everyone else associated with the challenge.

Contact Ali Martin on 486919 or visit www.manxcancerhelp.org.

 

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