Martyn’s ‘unbelievable’ turkey suit fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 06:30 06 January 2017

Martyn Tuvey will wear his turkey costume at the annual Exmouth Christmas day swim.

Martyn Tuvey will wear his turkey costume at the annual Exmouth Christmas day swim.

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A Lympstone man, who raised an ‘unbelievable’ amount for Hospiscare by dressing as a turkey, plans to step up his fundraising ambitions, writes Daniel Green.

Martyn Tuvey, 51, of Wotton Lane, has set his sights on raising more money for the charity that helps people with terminal illness, after his sponsored Exmouth Christmas Day swim in a turkey outfit bagged more than £650.

The Exeter City Council worker started fundraising in memory of his brother Gary, who died in 1993 at the age of 31, due to leukaemia.

He said: “I was looking to raise £200, but getting around £600 was unbelievable.

“I can’t think of a word to describe how good I feel.

“It was heavy going, to say the least, when the costume was filled with water.

“Once I did an underwater headstand, it was a little bit difficult getting back to the surface.”


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