Big thanks to Carole Crowe from Acorns for officiating on the number of successful press ups, Julian and Rebecca from HallmarkHulme (and their families) who dedicated some of their Saturday to come along and help, Simon from FT images (photo courtesy of his collection), and Craig Gillies - all of whom kindly gave their time and effort to come along and cheer me on, whilst explaining to bewildered shoppers why a bald man was randomly doing press ups in the middle of a busy shopping precinct. Many thanks should also go to my wife, Esta, who had to put up with Will whilst also trying to fund raise, and to Lewis, for handing out leaflets.
We are waiting to hear how much we collected in the buckets from generous contributors. I was oblivious to most of it, concentrating on my own task, but I was aware of many well-wishers, and I know that there were some very kind donations. With this event happening immediately after Children In Need, and with the recent tragedy over in the Philippines, it's always amazing to see how generous people can be.
A special thanks goes to the gentleman who ran after me as I left Crown Gate, in order that he could donate £5 towards the swim!
Onward and upward towards the next challenge.