Derbyshire man takes on cold water challenge to raise money for Mind

A Derbyshire man is immersing himself in cold water every day this month to raise money for a mental health charity.

Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 10:47 am

Tom Telford, of Dronfield, is taking on the chilly challenge to aid Mind.

The 33-year-old said: “I’m doing it in an IBC tank in my rear garden of all places – but when I have more time I like to venture out in to the Peak District.

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Derbyshire man Tom Telford is getting in to cold water every day in December in aid of Mind.

“Sunday just gone was a family day, spent walking around Higger Tor at Foxhouse, with a quick sit down in Burbage Brook.

“I can sit in the IBC for up to five minutes in 3-4C water, but at Burbage Brook I could only manage 60 seconds – every time I felt the flow of the water over my body, it was a new wave of cold.”

Tom said he was not only raising awareness and money for Mind but also building himself as a person with the task.

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