swinhoeConsultant anaesthetist, Dr Cris Swinhoe, has completed a ‘virtual’ row from Dover to Calais and back again, raising just under £700 for the Hospital’s Charity.

Starting at 9.30am, Cris conquered the (virtual) Channel at 11.42am, arriving into Calais. Stopping for an imaginary baguette and a few choice refreshments, the good doctor left fantasy France at 12.40pm, making it back to Blighty at 2:55pm, rowing an impressive 68 kilometres.

Cris said: “I took on this challenge as it was a great way to contribute to the cost of new equipment for the Anaesthetics Department. It was also a fantastic chance to engage people with the work we do, and, hopefully, an interesting way to raise funds!“

Other fundraising activities included a tombola and a cake stall, donated by the hospital staff.

Cris added: “I’d like to thank everybody who donated as well as say a big thank you to my team for supporting me throughout the row. “

If you would like to donate and show your support to Team Anaesthetic, http://www.justgiving.com/swinhoe