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Have a Free Swim at the Lido in Aid of Guildford Action

Published on: 20 Aug, 2012
Updated on: 20 Aug, 2012

Have a free swim at Guildford Lido this Thursday morning (August 23) and take part in an event that is raising funds for Guildford Action.

Have a morning swim at Guildford Lido on Thursday, August 23, and help raise funds for Guildford Action and to the memory of David Lucid.

The aim of the sponsored swim is that all those taking part contribute to swimming a collective total of 24 miles – a distance equal to that by those who swim the English Channel.

The swim is in memory of David Lucid, aged 51. He was a homeless man and was found with head injuries in Pannells Court, off Chertsey Street, Guildford, on August 7. He died of his injuries at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, on August 11. A good friend of Mr Lucid has organised the swim. He has recruited support from local businesses and hopes others will also help.

The swim takes place between 6am and 10am. You can go along and do five lengths, or more if you wish. You can make a donation to Guildford Action, a charity that helps homeless people, at the lido. For more details about the charity click here for its website.

If you wish to participate in the swim, you are asked to send an emil to Guildford Lido to confirm. Sent to:

Alternatively, call Charlie McCafferty at Guildford Action on 01483 560003, for more details.

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  1. Paul Hart

    August 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Many thanks to The Guildford Dragon NEWS for drawing attention to this.

    The swim was a huge success. Not only did we collectively swim the distance equivalent to the English Channel, but the total of 90 kilometres (56 miles) was over two and a half times our target.

    56 swimmers were involved, including some Lido regulars and some friends of the late Mr. Lucid. Ages ranged from seven to eighty.

    Freedom Leisure (the Charitable Trust which operates the Lido) has put up posters there thanking all involved. Donations to Guildford Action can be made via their website mentioned above.