Organiser: Peel Holdings
Location: Salford Quays
‘The Ocean Gateway Challenge’ is a 36-mile charity swim in the Manchester Ship Canal to be attempted by Peel’s development director James Whittaker. The challenge will launch a £50bn regeneration of the Manchester Ship Canal corridor and Liverpool Estuary areas and raise money for Peel’s chosen charity for 2008, The New Children’s Hospital Appeal. Patrons of the charity, Philip and Julie Neville, will officially launch the challenge with James at Salford Quays. On the day of the challenge (5th and 6th September), Peel will announce more details of the ‘The Ocean Gateway’ plans and developments. Key North West opinion formers will be invited on a ferry along the Ship Canal to be given specific details of the regeneration projects, aswell as supporting James’ world first swim attempt.