Cheltenham's hero shopkeeper to swim Dart 10k for charity
He's no stranger to plunging in at the deep end - as he showed when he manfully stepped in to apprehend a shoplifter in Cheltenham last year.
But hero shopkeeper Oli Burroughs, from Battledown, is planning to take on one of the biggest challenges of his life this weekend when he swims the Dart 10k.
The 33-year-old will take on the gruelling swim along the River Dart, the aquatic equivalent of a marathon, with a pal to raise £1,000 for Able Child Africa - a charity which supports children with disabilities in Africa.
Oli, who hit the headlines this time last year when he carried out a citizen’s arrest at the Cheltenham Kitchener in Montpellier, said he was looking forward taking on the challenge head-on.
“This is a great opportunity to raise money for a unique charity which works tirelessly to ensure that disabled children in Africa have the best possible chance to fulfil their full potential,” he said.
To sponsor Oli go to mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/oliandchrisdart10km