Duncan Makes a Big Splash

Duncan Hopkins and adjudicator Derek Bond

Duncan Hopkins of Tyldesley Lodge No 2572 decided to make a big splash in an effort to raise money for the 2021 MCF Festival by undertaking a sponsored swim.

Duncan Hopkins

Duncan, a former water polo player who represented Tyldesley Swimming and Water Polo Club for many years, swam the 25 metre Tyldesley pool for 1 hour and invited sponsors to guess the number of completed lengths for a prize of a bottle of whiskey, which Duncan donated.

Under the watchful eye of lodge adjudicator Derek Bond, Duncan completed 122 lengths in the hour raising £535 for the festival.

A very tired Duncan, accompanied by supporters from Tyldesley Lodge, then retired to the local pub for some very much needed refreshment. The bottle of Whiskey was won by Dennis Goulbourne who guessed 120 lengths.

Duncan would like to thank all those who sponsored him and Tyldesley Pelican Centre for the use of the pool.