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Richard Peck

For reasons that are too complicated to explain, anyway I don’t’ really understand them myself, I find myself entered in the Great North Swim...

Raising money for multiple charities

Total raised



Donations accepted until 08-09-2018

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Woof, I'm Kola a Border Terrier and Richard's Coach (no one else would do it!) for his attempt to swim in the Great North Swim. I’m taking my job very seriously as you’ll see from the gallery!

On the 8 June 2018 thousands of swimmers will try the al fresco delights of an open water event in Lake Windermere in the Lake District. This is way out of his comfort zone – freezing cold water and not a gin & tonic in sight! He’s making a bit of a fuss about the wet suit too; I’m not surprised you should see him in it!

We are raising money for 3 great charities - Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, The RWHA Charity Fund and Winchester Go LD - details of each charity can be found on the individual pages.

Please support the old man if you can; he’s going to need all the encouragement he can get! And as an added incentive for every £100 raised over the target he’s promised me a bone and for every £500 a piece of fillet steak! Go on you know it makes sense! Thank you very much from us both.

Event details

The Great North Swim - 1 Mile

1 mile of torturous hell in an awful, tight fitting rubber suit, in freezing cold water with monsters and who knows what else below! As a submariner I will probably spend most of the time deep, involuntarily I suspect but at least I should get a movie or 2 in. Hopefully I’ll return to periscope depth occasionally to observe the heavenly bodies for navigational purposes and a quick snort to change the air and charge the batteries!

Event date

08-June-2018 16:45  - 
08-June-2018 17:45

Event type


Event is completed


LA23 1LJ,
United Kingdom


Well done. Great effort.
Donation by Chris & Carole Phillips
on 23-07-2018
£12.51 gift aid
Congratulations. Where will you do a swim next year?
Donation by Alasdair Maclay
on 13-06-2018
£12.51 gift aid
Bravo Richard !! Congratulations love C&T xx ps Well done Cola.
Donation by Carolyn and Tom
on 11-06-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Robin and Judit Appel
on 10-06-2018
The very best of luck Richard: and make sure you celebrate with the right bubbles.
Donation by Bill Gunn
on 08-06-2018
£12.51 gift aid
Good luck today Richard! We're cheering you on!
Donation by Lou Rains
on 08-06-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Peter and Liz
on 08-06-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Richard, remember your Naval Submarine Escape Tank training! Well done! Tony and Rachel
Donation by Tony Johnstone-Burt
on 07-06-2018
£4.99 gift aid
Good luck from Gordon/John and all the team at Purvis Marquees
Donation by gordon pratt
on 07-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Dear Richard, wishing you the very best of luck for tomorrow from all at Thomas Lyte
Donation by David Brewer
on 07-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £5,045.00
Offline Donations: £400.00
Total Raised: £5,445.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,205.01

Donations closed

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