Toy Appeal: Former editor takes the plunge for charity
PUBLISHED: 10:03 30 November 2017
A former Recorder editor has completed his 40th daring dip for charity.
Colin Grainger, 63, has taken the plunge each year since co-founding the Christmas Toy Appeal 40 years ago.
He’s raised £360 from his mammoth paddle at the Central Park pool in Romford.
“Didn’t think I would do it this year but made it,” he said in a triumphant but tired Facebook post yesterday.
“Wiped out and shoulders killing me.”
Colin broke through the pain barrier to rack up an impressive 50 lengths non-stop.
The eager ex-editor, now living in Romford, has raced alongside colleagues and family members since his first swim in 1977.
He hopes to raise £500 for disadvantaged children this year, every penny of which will be used to buy up to 100 toys for charity.
But he can’t do it alone. Colin needs your help to smash his fundraising target.
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