Football coach and player take on open water challenge in aid of WaveLength charity.

Football lovers, Guru Sobers and David Carty are taking on a chilly challenge to raise vital funds for WaveLength charity.

Guru Sobers who is an elite sports performance coach and David Carty who is a professional footballer will be swimming in open water for 30 days! This will involve swimming 25 metre laps every day which will total to 15,000 metres once the challenge has ended. The lads will be open water swimming in lakes, ponds and water lidos.

Both are passionate about mental and physical health and want to encourage people to be brave and jump out of their comfort zones.  They will both be facing their own fears and challenges by taking on the cold waters each day to inspire those around them to raise money for WaveLength.

“One of the feelings millions of us experienced during the lockdown was loneliness. Our usual ways of seeing family, friends and familiar faces had been put on pause. We were fortunate enough to use technology, TV, and social media platforms to keep in touch with our friends and loved ones. However, not everyone can afford or access technology and WaveLength does a great job to connect lonely and isolated people with technology they so desperately need.”

WaveLength have been fighting loneliness for 81 years through the provision of technology. We donate radios, tablets and TVs to those who are lonely because of age, poor physical or mental health, who are isolated or by circumstances which make it hard for them to leave their home. We also support local organisations such as Women’s Aid Refuges, Care Homes, homeless shelters, hospices and more. This technology can help to maintain and increase the number of meaningful connections people have in their lives and act as a window to the world. The gift of technology helps bring people together, keep them informed, and breaks the silence which many lonely people live with on a daily basis. 

The guys will be updating their progress on their social media accounts so follow them on Instagram at @guru_sobers and @carty.

To donate and support their effort please visit their Go fund me page.