Take part in charity Swimathon at Melton Waterfield Leisure Centre

Could you help raise funds for people with a terminal illness? PHOTO: Supplied

Could you help raise funds for people with a terminal illness? PHOTO: Supplied

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Keen swimmer? Could you help Marie Curie raise funds for people with terminal illnesses?

Waterfield Leisure Centre, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Melton Borough Council, is taking part in the World’s Biggest Charity Swim to raise money for Marie Curie. The Swimathon will take place over the weekend of April 7 to 9.

Everyone Active is encouraging people to sign up and get involved in the event. Over the last 29 years, more than half a million people across the UK have taken part in the world’s biggest charity swim event, which has raised over £46m for good causes.

This is the 30th year that the Swimathon has been held, and with the option to swim 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k, as an individual or as part of a team, it’s a great opportunity for swimmers of all ages and abilities to get involved.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with terminal illnesses. Its nurses and hospices deliver round-the-clock care, vital emotional support, and expert guidance allowing people living with a terminal illness and their families to make the most of the time they have together.

“It’s always fantastic to see how many people turn up for the annual national Swimathon,” said Everyone Active Contract Manager, Matthew Hopkin. “Swimming is such a great form of low impact cardiovascular exercise, with many health benefits, and the Swimathon offers a challenge for every level of swimmer.”

To sign up, call Waterfield Leisure Centre on 01664 563550 or visit https://www.everyoneactive.com/event/swimathon-2017/