Gary Fredson, ESE Group’s Chief Executive Officer drove to Ben Nevis to support Speedo Mick in his effort to walk from John o’ Grouts to Land’s End.
Speedo Mick, aka Mick Cullen, is attempting to walk 1000 miles in aid of his charity “leave the light on”, a group set up to provide help and support to anyone, young or old, who feels isolated and is suffering. The journey will take him at least 7 weeks and most of the time he will be wearing nothing but a pair of Speedos!
Walking from he has already raised over £20k. He has had tremendous support from local communities on the way with people offering him a warm bed for the night and a hot meal.
Friday morning (20.12.19) he was greeted by Gary Fredson, CEO, and Rob Molloy, Chief Operating Officer, of the well established Liverpool renewable energy company, ESE Group.
Gary and Rob made the 350 mile journey from Liverpool Thursday night after work to meet Speedo Mick at Glencoe.
A long way from the board room and in the comfort of one of their ESE company vans they phoned Mick to ask him if he needed them to bring anything. In true Speedo Mick style all he asked for was an Everton flag!
But ESE were able to go one better than that by handing Mick a huge cheque for £3000 and a mince pie!
Gary said “ESE is a Liverpool born and bread company and it’s fantastic to be able to support a fellow scouser and fanatic Evertonian as he puts himself through this gruelling challenge for a charity he feels so passionately about”
Speedo Mick is a huge fundraising figure at Everton’s home ground where he has selflessly been raising money since 2014. Gary and Rob are both season ticket holders and Rob recalls seeing Mick on the terraces of Goodison Park on many occasions in his Speedo’s shaking a collection bucket.
Mick is hoping to raise £50k for the charity he set up earlier this year and ESEs generous donation will go a long way to achieving his target.
Gary and Rob refused to strip down to their briefs for this picture ESE tweeted earlier today, preferring to leave braving the cold to the expert!