Edinburgh welcomes 'Speedo Mick' on 2000 mile fundraising tour

Fundraising legend Mick Mullen, better known as Speedo Mick, has entered the Capital on his charity trek across the UK.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 4:45 am

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The Scouser is taking on the challenge to raise money for his Giving Back tour, dressed only in his trademark blue skimpy swimming costume, a swimming cap and Everton scarf.

The 56-year-old is doling out cash on his way as he finds causes on his route that are close to his heart.

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Fundraising legend Mick Mullen has arrived in Edinburgh.
Fundraising legend Mick Mullen has arrived in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh homeless charity Steps2Hope is the latest charity to benefit from this 2000 mile fundraising walk, having received a £3000 donation from Mr Mullen.

Charity founder Richard Roncero said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been one of the chosen charities from the Speedomick Foundation and to have received the fantastic sum of £3000.

“The effort that Speedomick is putting in to secure funds and help so many different causes is truly inspirational.

Steps to Hope is a non profit organisation, aiding and supporting the homeless and those suffering addiction and relies solely on public donations to help keep their projects running.

Currently the charity feeds 500 people each week and is providing 13 people with safe accommodation.

Mr Roncero added: “These funds will contribute to the wellbeing and recovery of the most vulnerable in our community.”

Mr Mullen set off from Stornoway on May 31 and will take in London, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast on his trip.

He first made the headlines in 2014 by swimming the English Channel in under 16 hours, despite being a novice swimmer.

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