Many of you are aware that our network CEO Paul Wickes MBE has over the years taken on a number of major endurance challenges in support of the RNLI’s Life Saving work of the Falmouth Lifeboat’s and their volunteer crews.
And this September will hopefully see Paul achieve the London Classics Iron Man medal by completing a 2-mile swim on Lake Serpentine, at Hyde Park in London on 16th.
The London Classics Iron Man consists of the London Marathon, which Paul completed in 2019 and in May this year he completed the second part to this challenge with the Ride 100 (Miles) Bike ride in London, but now comes the final and for Paul, the toughest part to the challenge, The Serpentine Swim 2023
“For me this will be my toughest challenge as I am not a good swimmer and will be relying on breaststroke which means I will need most of the 2 hours 50 minutes time allocated for the endurance swim. However, it isn’t about the time, it is about the cause and once again I will be raising funds for the RNLI.”
This event will mark some incredible achievements for Paul, who has raised over £150k over the last 10 years for RNLI and a total of £330k for various local causes across Cornwall in the last 30 years, including the Children’s Hospice South West
We all wish Paul well on this endurance event
If you are able to help and sponsor Paul, you can do so on his Just giving page
“I am a great believer that in our lives we are defined by what we can do for others, however big or small. The motivation that we have to spend several months training and preparing for the endurance events is because we know we can help amazing causes like the RNLI and CHSW to keep looking after others. This is what local community is all about” – Paul Wickes MBE
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