WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1: Lifeguards raised nearly $1,000 for a cancer charity by wearing red Speedos for a week.
As we first reported recently, the male lifesavers donned the skimpy swimmers while they patrolled Horseshoe Bay to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
And four of them even joined Jonny Barnes while wearing just their Speedos for a morning to highlight the cause.
Lifeguard, Gregory Suter, who took part in Speedos Week, said the event had been successful: “We got a very positive response throughout the week.
“We did not know how it would be received initially but it really grew as the week progressed. We had a lot of positive feedback.
“We set out with the aim of raising public awareness about prostate cancer and we did just that. We have even heard from guys who went and got checked out just because they saw what we were doing and that makes it all worth while.”
The lifeguards collected donations from beachgoers at Horseshoe and passed on the proceeds to the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. They now plan to make Speedos Week an annual event.
The charity’s education officer, Rhonda Smith-Simmons, said: “We are extremely grateful for the efforts of members of the community like this.
“It really helps to raise awareness and help us do more to tackle men’s health. It is great that they decided to focus on this area of men’s health and we really appreciate their donation.”