The Great North Swim

Some of you might have heard that Alice Peck’s Dad, Richard, has against his better judgement, and for reasons which he cannot explain, been entered for something called the Great North Swim. The downside is that it involves (in no particular order) cold water, swimming and a very unflattering wet suit! On the upside he’s hoping to raise a little bit of money for 3 charities – Winchester Go LD,  The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and The Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund– details of which can be found at

Any support that you can give will be really appreciated. Richard’s manager and coach, Kola (a Border Terrier), gets a bonus of a bone/fillet steak if the target is exceeded – it’s the only way he could persuade her to take the job on!