OFM1We are only a week away from an exciting fundraising event that will challenge divers to walk a mile in their fins. The event — One F’in Mile — will take place on Saturday 17 August at Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey.

The charity is hoping to raise more than £10,000 through participant sponsorship to help fund its campaign to make Britain the first country in the world to ban shark fin soup.

Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “This is the perfect excuse for divers and families to get together for a fun, top-side challenge. It’s going to be a terrific day full of laughter and, who knows, we may even set a World Record.”

Fundraisers can either choose to complete a single mile or opt for a full lap of the circuit at 1.4 miles.

The team at Bite-Back has already clocked a time of 53 minutes for a full lap, but has put its slow time down to ‘fits of giggles’ and ‘moon-walking like Michael Jackson’.

It costs just £20 per person to enter the event and each participant is invited to raise £100 in sponsorship.

It takes less than an hour to complete a lap of the course. Prizes for fastest, slowest and best dressed participants!

Want to join the Aquanaut Team? For more information about the event and a chance to sign up for One F’in Mile, visit Virgin Money Giving.