By John Smith •
Published: 24 Nov 2020 • 16:36
Philip uses the sea and child’s paddling pool
Credit: CSG Facebook
PHILIP JAMES BABER is swimming around the entire navigable 555 kilometres of Mallorca to raise funds for the island’s Cancer Support Group but with just a few days and 18 kilometres to go, he has raised €5,164 of his €7,000 target and needs help.
Philip is doing as much of this epic journey as he can on the open water, the remainder on a leash attached to a bungy attached to the back of his car in a tiny pool right outside his house in Mallorca’s Sierra De Traumantana mountain range.
He is doing this to raise awareness about the importance of Mallorca’s 980,000 residents respecting the need for many people with so-called pre-existing medical conditions to be supported in their efforts not just to keep their immune systems as robust as possible but also, in many cases, to continue self-isolation until the risk of Covid-19 has disappeared.
The CSG supports people affected by Cancer of all nationalities and in donating money by calling 663 949 075 you will be helping to save lives as well as giving victims and their families respite.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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