Brave Uncle John takes the plunge

SWIM FOR JOE . . . John  with his nephew after the charity River Clyde swim.
SWIM FOR JOE . . . John with his nephew after the charity River Clyde swim.

A BRAVE Motherwell man plunged into the chilly River Clyde to raise funds for a charity that provides vital therapy to his young nephew.

John Dyer swam a two-mile stretch of the river in aid of Bobath Scotland Children’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre.

The retired firefighter raised £570 for the centre which his nephew Joe Nicholson McCormick (7) has attended since he was two.

John was undeterred by rough weather and currents as he swam a triangular section between Greenock Rowing Club and the town’s esplanade.

He achieved his goal to boost the coffers of the charity which provides specialist therapy to hundreds of children like Joe.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, December 15.