Facing jaws for a cause

David Holt will raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA. Picture: Emma Reeves
David Holt will raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA. Picture: Emma Reeves

Mr Holt will take part in the swim with comedian Pete Rows-thorn and David Halt, also from BHP, at AQWA on October 17, during Breast Cancer awareness month.

Mr Holt said he was doing it to raise awareness about breast cancer after two mothers in his community were diagnosed with the disease.

‘I was pretty upset when the news filtered through to me and so I was approached and I decided to do this in honour of those two mums,’ he said.

Mr Holt, who is the founder and co-ordinator of the Trigg Island tower to tower swim through said he’s looking forward to the event.

‘I swim year round; I’ve had plenty of interaction with reef sharks and the like.

‘It’s not only about the funds that Breast Cancer Care WA will use to help them with their activities, but also to raise awareness to help catch breast cancer early,’ Mr Holt said.

The trio will swim with grey nurse sharks and hope to see BHP match what they raise, with 100 per cent of proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Care WA.

Mr Rowsthorn said he was happy to be taking part in the challenge to raise awareness of breast cancer.

‘I’ve known some outstanding women who have fought this terrible disease and it’s great to now be able to support a local WA charity that are providing services to women and their families going through breast cancer.’