We’ve all heard of the exploits of Tom Daly and the British Olympic hopefuls over the past year but it’s time for them to step aside as, on the 20th June, a great British Champion came out of retirement at the age of 60 to recreate dives that would drive even Daly green with envy!
Phil Drew, former British No.1 and father of our devoted web developer Ben, performed 5 of his competition dives from 30+ years ago to rounds of rapturous applause on behalf of The Primrose Hospice. The Hospice and Cancer Help Centre is an independent charity, offering advice and support to cancer patients and their families in the North Worcestershire area, and Phil has already raised over £4,750 of his £5,000 target. To show your support and help Phil reach that target you can donate by logging onto http://www.justgiving.com/phildrew1.
To view the dives, as well as the well kept Mr. Drew in some rather restrictive Speedos, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCTfFnrAwKg. I’m sure you’ll all agree that this was a fantastic achievement for a commendable cause and a feat we all wish we were fit enough to repeat!
Let’s see if we can coax him out for 2012!