Swim­mers do their bit to aid can­cer char­ity at Swimathon

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

FORTY swim­mers made a splash to help raise funds for a wor­thy cause.

Stan­ground Sports Cen­tre hosted the an­nual Swimathon event on April 28 and 29 to raise funds for Marie Curie Can­cer Care.

The event, which was held at swim­ming pools all over the UK last week­end, at­tracted par­tic­i­pants of all ages.

Emma Walker, man­ager at Stan­ground Sports Cen­tre, said: “We had 40 peo­ple tak­ing part, from fouryear-old chil­dren to pen­sion­ers.

“The swim­ming pool was ab­so­lutely packed and there were lots of peo­ple cheer­ing the swim­mers on.

“Peo­ple swam a va­ri­ety of dis­tances be­tween one mile and 5,000 kilo­me­tres.

“It was a fan­tas­tic oc­ca­sion and ev­ery­one en­joyed them­selves. We don’t how much was raised yet as the pro­ceeds are still be­ing counted.”

Funds raised through the Swimathon Dis­tance Chal­lenges for Marie Curie Can­cer Care will pro­vide free nurs­ing care and sup­port for peo­ple with ter­mi­nal can­cer and other ill­nesses.

The char­ity ex­pects to care for over 31,000 ter­mi­nally ill pa­tients in the com­mu­nity and in its hos­pices this year.

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