Raffle for Adam Peaty’s Olympic-Worn Suit Raises over $16,000 for NHS

Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Adam Peaty‘s fundraiser for coronavirus relief, which included a raffle to win a swimsuit he used at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, has collected over £13000 ($16,000) for the National Health Service (NHS).

The NHS is the United Kingdom’s publicly-funded healthcare system, and while the raffle has been drawn, funds can still be donated. Tickets for the raffle cost £10 each ($12.45).

The winner of the suit was named “Lisa,” who now collects the jammer that Peaty wore when he won his first Olympic gold medal. The victory came in Rio in the 100-meter breaststroke where Peaty broke a World Record in the process with a 57.13.

The effort was part of a two-leg fundraiser by the 25-year old swimmer that also included a 100 kilometer ride on a stationary bike as part of a virtual bike race that was more than 500 strong. Boxer Callum Johnson also participated in that fundraiser, which was spearheaded by Ryan Richardson.

Richardson’s fundraiser, as of publishing has raised an additional £4,203 ($5,231) for the NHS.

The money will go to support NHS staff and volunteers who are working to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, which among many others infected former Olympic gold medalist Cameron van der Burgh.

The UK so far reports over 74,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection which has led to 8,958 deaths. That is the 5th-most deaths of any country reported in the world behind the U.S., Italy, Spain, and France.

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Strokeem
1 year ago

Good job Adam!

Joey F
Reply to  Strokeem
1 year ago

Thanks!

Daquan
1 year ago

Dang if i won that suit, I would be all over and sniffffffffiingg it.

Anonymoose
Reply to  Daquan
1 year ago

We all would be, daquan, we all would.

Joey F
Reply to  Daquan
1 year ago

Right behind ya buddy…;)

GA Boy
1 year ago

Every knows he’s a wonderful swimmer! He’s really proving to be a great man!

Leavingonthetop
1 year ago

Gross

Corn Pop
Reply to  Leavingonthetop
1 year ago

I would have suggested The Let Adam Keep His Peatty Pants campaign . Not compulsory of course because it seems to not enter their heads a few $ each might improve cash flow to buy masks etc for staff. However if it a case of keeping his pants then I have no doubt 16,000 Brits would leave 80p in a tin by the door.

Ladyvoldisser
Reply to  Leavingonthetop
1 year ago

So you know about the bacon strip residue?

Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

Peaty is hot, albeit a bit too pale

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