Melton swimmers raise over £1,000 for cancer charity after completing World’s Biggest Charity Swim challenge

Twelve swimmers raised over �1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by taking part in the World's Biggest Charity Swim challenge at Melton's Waterfield Leisure Centre EMN-150705-171414001
Twelve swimmers raised over �1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by taking part in the World's Biggest Charity Swim challenge at Melton's Waterfield Leisure Centre EMN-150705-171414001
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Twelve charity swimmers at Melton’s Waterfield Leisure Centre have succeeded in raising over £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Each year across the UK around 23,000 people take part in the World’s Biggest Charity Swim event, which over the past 28 years has raised over £40m for good causes.

The 12 swimmers took to water in aid of Marie Curie on April 17 and 19 at the Waterfield, a facility which is managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Melton Council.

They were challenged to swim 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances individually or as part of team.

Alistair Gould, Everyone Active’s sales manager at the Waterfield, said: “There was a great atmosphere with plenty of supporters cheering the swimmers on from the poolside.

“I would like to congratulate all the swimmers who trained so hard to complete their challenge.

“They should be very proud of their achievements and I’m delighted that the Melton swimming communities raised so much money for such an important charity.”