Man to swim in friend’s memory

Rob Brown (left) and David Glover
Rob Brown (left) and David Glover

It was while completing all of the the open water Great Swims last year that Beverley Library supervisor David Glover entered a competition to create a video explaining ‘why I swim’.

As a result of this video, David was lucky enough to win a trip to New Zealand, including an entry in to the Auckland State Harbour Swim on 17 November, which will be his longest open water swim ever.

“I’m really excited about the trip and it is going to help me do even more fundraising too,” said David, 35.

“My best friend Rob Brown helped me to make my video, and he very sadly passed away on 17 June this year. In memory of him, I am currently raising money for the Mind charity.

“In addition to the Auckland Swim I’m also running one thousand miles which will conclude with the Edinburgh Marathon in Scotland.”

Mind is a mental health charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

To watch the video, find out more about Mind, or is able and willing to sponsor David, they can do so by following the links at