On Tuesday 17th May, Greg Kirkpatrick completed his 365th day of wild swimming raising money for brainstrust and Swim 365. Greg undertook the challenge to complete 365 days of wild swimming in memory of his good friend Seth Dickenson, who died age 7 of a brain tumour in 2021.
Greg met Seth’s parents, Sam and James Dickenson, whilst on a brainstrust ‘Follow the Seagulls’ hike and from that moment on Greg was adopted into the Dickenson gang. When Seth’s brain tumour returned, and he sadly passed away Greg was moved to do something to honour Seth’s memory. So it was that on 17th May 2021, Greg embarked on a year-long wild swimming challenge.
Every day for the last 365 days Greg has swum, in the wild, with no wetsuit, come rain or shine, no matter what.
Greg’s incredibly tribute to Seth has so far raised over £3,900 and donations are still coming in.
After 365 days braving icy water and choppy tides, Greg has decided to extend his swim challenge to coincide with Seth’s celebration of life party taking place on 21st May.
“Thank you so much for the support over the last 365 days. My only hop for this challenge was to share Seth’s story and raise money so that you can help others.”
The team at brainstrust says:
“Watching Greg brave the elements everyday for the last 365 days has been utterly awe inspiring. His commitment, determination, and positivity in completing this challenge is a powerful tribute to Seth and his own courageous approach to life. We thank Greg whole heartedly for supporting brainstrust, the money raised will help us make sure people living with brain tumours feel less alone and afraid throughout their journey.”
If you would like to donate to Greg’s challenge, you can do so via his Just Giving page by clicking here.
Want to read more about Greg’s swim and Seth’s legacy? Read about how it all started here.