DJ swims the Solent

Swim 30/05/11  (RS)  ''Anna Wardley completes her swim across the Solent for charity at Stokes Bay with her fellow swimmers (left to right), Will Matthews, Ian Morton, and Paul Bunker. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (111976-3)
Swim 30/05/11 (RS) ''Anna Wardley completes her swim across the Solent for charity at Stokes Bay with her fellow swimmers (left to right), Will Matthews, Ian Morton, and Paul Bunker. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (111976-3)
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RADIO DJ Paul Bunker braved the cold waters of the Solent to raise money for charity.

The 37-year-old, a Heart FM breakfast presenter and columnist for The News, swam from Ryde on the Isle of Wight to Stokes Bay in Gosport.

He was joined by Gosport-based swimmer Anna Wardley for the swim yesterday.

Paul, from Portchester, said: ‘It went really well.

‘I’m not much of a swimmer and I was struggling at the start of the year when I was practising.

‘So I was relieved it was over but I did enjoy it.’

It took Anna and Paul just under two hours to complete the 3.6 mile swim.

Anna, 35, from Alverstoke, who has swum the English Channel and the Straits of Gibraltar, said: ‘Paul did really well. We finished together.

‘We had a southerly breeze so the waves were behind us, which helped.

‘We had great views of the US aircraft carrier which we were close to.

‘It has been really good day.’

The pair were raising money for Toe in the Water, the Samaritans and Sail Africa.