83 year old Mr Frankland swims 22 miles for the Royal British Legion
he managed to raise £600 altogether
We always have been and always will be very proud supporters of the Royal British Legion and Royal British Legion Scotland.
From knitted poppies, to renovating war memorials, to setting up remembrance memorial trees in our funeral homes – we do it all.
We believe that raising money and the profile of the Legions, and remembering those people who lost their lives fighting for our country should never been underestimated.
With Remembrance Day just over 4 weeks away, we were absolutely delighted to hear about a lovely gentleman from the Redcar British Legion branch and his big, ambitious plan.
President of the local British Legion branch and at 83 years young, Mr Frankland decided that he wanted to test himself and swim the equivalent of the English Channel (wow!) in his local leisure centre, to raise some money.
So with fire in his heart and the adrenaline well and truly pumping, he started on his 22 mile challenge over a series of sessions.
He had his friends and family cheering him on until the end, along with other people from the RBL, and of course colleagues from our Redcar funeral home.
Everybody was extremely proud of what he achieved and our team from Redcar generously donated a £50 cheque to add to his £600 of fundraising.
Mr Frankland, we salute you!