Poco Owner Richard to Swim the Dee Mile for Charity
Poco Coffee owner Richard Sutton plans to swim the ‘Dee Mile’ in Chester to raise money for Prescot-based charity Willowbrook Hospice.
He will brave the 1.5-mile course on Saturday 30 May. The classic race takes place every year, and men’s winning times vary between 19 minutes 48 seconds and 33 minutes 25 seconds, depending on the current.
Rich is no novice when it comes to a physical challenge, having previously competed in a triathlon, a half-marathon and the Parachute Regiment’s ‘Paras’ 10′ race.
His chosen cause, Willowbrook Hospice, is a specialist palliative care unit in Eccleston Park that provides the terminally ill with a comfortable and caring environment in their final days.
“Mum died of dementia two years ago,” said Richard, “and even though it wasn’t at Willowbrook, I have so much respect for what they do for people that I like to try and help in some small way.”
Donate here (JustGiving) to help Richard raise money for Willowbrook.