Speedo Mick Is Fan Of The Year

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Fundraising Evertonian Speedo Mick was named the Everton's Fan of the Year on Sunday.

Speedo Mick, real name Michael Cullen, has raised close to £60,000 for the Woodlands Hospice.

Kicking off his fundraising campaign with a cross-channel swim, Mick became famous when he appeared at grounds up and down the country wearing just his Blue swimsuit.

He then completed a Goodison to Wembley walk ahead of the Blues’ FA Cup semi-final last month - raising yet more money each step of the way.

And so he was a hugely popular nominee when the Everton Fans’ Forum asked supporters to nominate their Fan of the Year recently.

Mick was welcomed on to the pitch at half-time during the final game of the season to a huge ovation from the Goodison faithful.

He said: “Without the fans it wouldn’t be happening. They have been fantastic and it’s really emotional for me. It’s not a case of me getting my Speedos on, it’s a case of the fans getting their hands in their pockets all season.”

Mick was handed a special canvas by Ian Snodin and Fans’ Forum chairman Nick Mernock and also received a 2016/17 Season Ticket.

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