Chloe Jackson looks out to sea from the Needles Old Battery. Picture by Lauren Psyk.
A SWIMMER is to take the plunge and swim The Solent to help raise cash for the replacement of historic gun carriages at Needles Old Battery.
Chloe Jackson, 26, who works for the National Trust at The Battery, will be taking part in the West Wight Sports Centre organised Wild West Solent Swim, on July 15, raising money for the centre, the National Trust appeal and the Isle of Wight National Childbirth Trust.
The National Trust needs to raise £48,000 to replace the carriages, which support the battery’s 12-ton Victorian guns.
The original carriages were destroyed after they were thrown, with the guns, off the cliff into the sea in 1903. "It’s a lot of money we need to raise. I have been training quite hard to get ready for the swim and I am going to do some sea swimming soon," said Chloe.
Anyone who would like to support Chloe can visit www.everyclick.com/cholesolentswim