Speedo Mick to be made Citizen of Honour after fundraising efforts

Speedo Mick on one of his fundraising walks
Speedo Mick on one of his fundraising walks -Credit:Michael Cullen

A man who has raised over £1 million for charity by stripping down to his speedos is going to be made a Liverpool Citizen of Honour.

Michael Cullen, who is better known as a Speedo Mick, has walked the length and breadth of the UK wearing little more than swimming trunks, including a trek from John O’Groats to Land’s End. He has also swum the English Channel and climbed four mountains.

He has raised money for more than 120 organisations, including charities which support disadvantaged young people and the homeless, as well as mental health and wellbeing projects.

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On May 9, Mick will will be presented with the honour at Liverpool Town Hall by Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mary Rasmussen.

He has been nominated for his extraordinary fundraising efforts, and his determination to complete challenges in the face of adversity.

In February 2020, he battled through Storm Ciara, then Storm Dennis to complete his challenges.

When asked about the award, Mick said: “I am overwhelmed and extremely grateful indeed to be awarded the Liverpool Citizen of honour Award. I cannot receive a more meaningful award as it is from my hometown of Liverpool, and it is this that means the world to me.”

Citizen of Honour recognises people who have made an exceptional contribution to enriching the image of the city. It was introduced in 2008 and has recently been presented to poet and performer Levi Tafari and Professor Doctor Shiv Pande MBE for his services to medicine.

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