A SWIMMER is about to embark on his greatest challenge yet by tackling the North Sea from an offshore platform turned principality to Dovercourt beach.

Terry Fay initially organised to complete the eight-mile swim from Sealand on August 18.

Unfortunately, due to some engine issues with the safety boat, the swim didn’t go ahead as planned on that date.

The 47-year-old, from Dovercourt, said: “We’ve since arranged an alternative safety boat for the swim, with the help of John Stanford and Lee John Oxley, so we are hopeful it can go ahead this Sunday, instead.”

Terry, who works for AGI Global Logistics, believes it will be the first time someone has completed a swim from Sealand to Dovercourt.

He first attempted to tackle the route in 2017, but safety support fell through forcing him to cancel.

Terry has also set himself other swimming challenges over the past few years.

He has swum the River Stour and six miles across Dovercourt from West Beach to Stone Pier and back for previous causes.

For his rescheduled swim Terry is set to head off from Sealand at about 10.30am and arrive in to Dovercourt West Beach for 3pm.

He is swimming for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity after it helped of a close family member of his earlier this year.

The charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. It ensure nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the best care and develop life-saving treatments in the UK and other parts of the world.

Terry said: “Donations are still coming in, and we’re currently up to £920, though we hope to raise over £1,000 by the weekend.”

To sponsor Terry justgiving.com/fundraising/terry-fay6.