Hello, and thank you for visiting the Team Brophy website! On September 1st Ben Brophy successful swam the English Channel in 14hrs 52mins to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, with a target of £10,000.

Any donation towards this cause can really make a difference. To find out more about Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, or any aspect of the challenge, visit the about page, or to donate through JustGiving click here.

Tim Long

Great Yarmouth Training 2012

March 19th, 2015 by Tim Long

While searching through some old footage the other weekend, we found this little gem of a video blog which never made it out (my fault – I thought it was too long but never got around to shortening it).

See the conditions Ben trained in before his swim (and the conditions we had to put up with while sat on the beach!) in this video which shows a cold October training session in Great Yarmouth.

See more blog posts here!

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Alastair Campbell

"Good luck to Ben and the team. As chairman of fundraising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, I never cease to be amazed by the commitment and enterprise of supporters new and old."

Janet Long

"Donated in honour of Colin's 80th birthday. Jive on! Sorry we can't be with you tonight."

Tony Schifano

"You kept this a secret! best of luck with your amazing challenge & for a great cause!"

The other Ben Brophy

"I started following just to see who was sharing my name. Now I am thrilled to support your effort. I am proud to be the other Ben Brophy."

Marcus Carla Eva Samue Cookham

"What a challenge! Good Luck Ben"

Janet Fulton

"Donations from Coxwold Open Gardens visitors. Lots of good wishes sent to Ben as he prepares."

Sean Tobin

"Ben! Best of luck man - you'll do great and I'm mega jealous. It's always something I've wanted to do - just not had the opportunity or means to do so! Give it your all!"

Lorraine Brophy

"Hey Ben, We're very proud of you for sure. I would join you in your challenge but I understand that wet suits and armbands aren't permitted. Lots of love and admiration Lorraine xxxx"

Shirl &Mike

"Go Ben! We're willing you on from across the Atlantic."

Petrina Kilroy

"Good luck, I think it's amazing what your doing!! Xx"


"Best of luck doing this Ben. Might not have the biggest brain but you have a massive heart and some even bigger balls to do this so fair play to you son."

David Hext

"All the very best to you. An excellent cause."

Janet Burtenshaw

"Such an admirable challenge for a very worthy cause. Best wishes and good on you all!"

Janet Fulton

"Ben, everyone attending the Tea and Scones event wishes you every success this month, and is rooting for you."

Read our Tatty Teddy Blogs!

Throughout June 2012, Tatty spent some time with us getting to know the Team and having lots of fun! Be sure to check out the blogs to see all the pictures!

See who else Tatty visited!

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