Speedo Mick takes to dry land

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Tuesday 19th October 2021 9:00 am
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SPEEDO Mick, who made a slash in Teignmouth recently, rolled down the coast to Dawlish on Sunday as part of his latest fund-raising effort.

Otherwise known as Michael Cullen, Speedo Mick had launched another of his famous walks, a mammoth 2,000 mile, five-month trek across the UK and Ireland to hand out cash from his previous adventures as well as raising even more money.

He enjoyed a leg on Sunday from Dartmouth to Dawlish, wearing his trademark blue Speedos, as well as a swimming cap, Everton scarf and a pair of boots. Mick, 56, said: ‘The reason I’m doing the walk is primarily to give back to the people and the communities who have supported me and the fundraising I’ve done in the past. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on the finances of so many worthy charities, so I’ll do anything I can to help.’

Superfit Mick, who has twice been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award, first hit the headlines in 2014 by swimming the English Channel in just under 16 hours.

He turned up to Everton’s next home game in a pair of blue Speedos with ‘Channel Swimmer’ written on his chest, and his famous look was born.

The community hero from Liverpool was inspired to take up fundraising after his own battles with alcohol and drug dependency, isolation and homelessness.

He also wants to raise more money to donate in future and is just £350,000 away from hitting the £1million mark since he began in 2014.

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