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Surfer raises £15,000 for depression charity through night swims


A professional surfer on Northern Ireland’s north coast has swum 100km in darkness to raise money for a charity that supports people with depression. Al Mennie, 40, took on one of the most challenging stretches of sea around the island for his Swim Through Darkness challenge. He started on the night of December 1 and swam on average 1-1.5km a night depending on conditions finishing on Sunday under a bright full moon.

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