Char­ity be­gins at home (coun­ties)

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DAVID Wal­liams’ Big Swim on BBC1 was gen­uinely up­lift­ing telly.

The comic’s marathon swim up the Thames (140 miles in eight days) was par­tic­u­larly touch­ing be­cause it helped not just starv­ing kids in Africa but bored housewives in Royal Berk­shire.

“When you live in the Home Coun­ties and not in the big city, you are not nor­mally a part of these things” said one posh Doris as she watched Wal­liams swim past. “We will be talk­ing about this for a long time.”

Re­mem­ber, if YOU want to help bankers’ wives fill the ter­ri­ble bore­dom be­tween Bridge Club and their first stiff G & T of the af­ter­noon, please pick up the phone and do­nate...

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