Steve, being ‘that sort of chap’, naturally rubs shoulders with many of the rich and famous… here are a few who have chosen to support him!

Joanna Lumley Joanna Lumley “Good luck Steve – swim like a shark!”

Keri Anne Payne and Steve WhiteKeri-Anne Payne “Well done! I hope it all goes well!! Good luck”

Sally GunnellSally Gunnell – Olympic 400m GOLD “Good luck Steve! Swimming for 15 miles along the Sussex coast is a big challenge and my thoughts will be with you every stroke of the way! As a Patron of Chestnut Tree House, I am very grateful to you for supporting the hospice in this unique way and for helping us raise much-needed funds and awareness of the vital work Chestnut Tree House does providing care for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.”

Desmond LynamDesmond Lynam OBE “Very best of luck with your swim – it’s for a great cause.”

Richard Digance (Folk Singer and comedian) “As a family friend I’d like to wish you good luck with your swim. Your mission is nothing compared to my own swim accross the Atlantic from Barbados to Portugal in just two days with a sack of potatoes on my back, but hey you have to start somewhere. While you swim the Arun could you look out for a fishing float with a red tip I lost in 1983.”

Mark FosterMark Foster – 5 time Olympic swimmer and star of Strictly Come Dancing “Good luck with your 15 mile swim Steve! As a sprinter, my event only lasted 21 seconds, so I know what a huge challenge this is and it’s for such a fantastic cause. All the very best!”

Alan Minter and Steve WhiteAlan Minter – former WBA & WBO Middleweight Champion “Best of luck Steve on the swim, these are two great causes and I wish you well.”

Derek BellDerek Bell – M.B.E. 5 times Le Mans winner 75, 81,82,86 and 87 – a great English gentleman.”Steve Best of luck with your swim.”