Sheffield transport manager in the deep end for charity cause

Paul Greenway.
Paul Greenway.
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A transport planning manager is going to extreme lengths to raise money for charity - by completing a gruelling open water swim series and a number of 5km and 10km runs.

Paul Greenway, aged 43, from Fulwood, will compete in the Great Swim Series - which consists of five open water swimming events ranging from half a mile to 10km in distance.

He has already completed a few swims, and next up in his series of fundraising events is the Asda Sheffield 10k Run on October 30.

Paul is raising money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and youth homeless charity Roundabout, which are frequently supported by his employer DBL Logistics.

He said: “At first, I decided to do something different to lose a bit of weight and get fitter, but never did I envisage that I’d end up going to the lengths I’ve gone to!

“But I’ve realised that I love what I’m doing. When I came to DBL Logistics I knew of the charity activity they do, and it made sense for me to get involved and put what I was doing to a good cause.

“Up to now, I’ve competed in three Great Swim Series events - Great Windermere twice and the Great Scottish Swim once.

“The support from the team here at DBL has been outstanding.

“This firm is a proper family business and always does its bit for charity, and I feel privileged to be part of it.

“I’m a family man and if what I’m doing can inspire my kids then I’d be over the moon - hopefully I can do my family proud and raise as much money as possible.”

Dave Clarkson, managing director of DBL Logistics, said: “We’re always proud to do our bit for local good causes, and it’s great that Paul has got in on the act and gone to such incredible lengths to raise money.

“We’ll be supporting Paul all the way in his extreme activities - he’s certainly taken ‘getting fit’ to the next level. I’d urge anybody who reads Paul’s story to get behind his fundraising effort and donate to two brilliant charities.”

According to his online fundraising page, Paul has so far raised £30 towards a target of £300. To donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/pgreenway1.