As many of you know (or for those of you who don’t), Bedford Wolf/Bedders (David) recently braved the elements of the North Sea to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
David’s wife Julie sadly passed away in July following a long battle with breast cancer. MacMillan were a great support to Julie, David and his family during the last few months of her life, with Julie getting her wish and passing away at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, David was unable to stay in Southwold, a place that means a great deal to the Sims’, for Christmas with his family, and participate in the annual Southwold Christmas Day swim in the sea.
Undeterred, David took the icy plunge in Suffolk on his own. We’re very proud of you mate. David has so far raised £3,390, just £110 short of his target. You can still donate here on JustGiving, where David will upload pictures and videos shortly.
He’d also appreciate any messages of support from the Wolves Blog community – I’m aware many of you know Bedders. In the week leading up to Christmas, David’s garage burnt down while he was out. Thankfully, no one was harmed, but Bedders lost a number of things in the fire, including his Wolves programme collection dating back to 1954. Sadly, nothing could be done to save them.
He’s had a tremendously tough year, but us at Bedford Wolves just wanted to reach out and let you know what was happening.
If you’d like us to pass any messages on to Bedders, please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with Paddy via firstname.lastname@example.org.