Crowborough swimmers raise over £6,000 for charity

Charity swimmers who took to the water at Crowborough Leisure Centre as part of the UK’s biggest charity swim raised £6,341 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.Swimathon 2015 1

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Each year across the UK around 23,000 people take part in Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Swimathon at pools around the country.  Over the past 28 years, the event has raised more than £40m for the charity.

Forty-nine local swimmers joined this year’s event at Crowborough Leisure Centre, swimming 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances, individually or as part of a team.

Oscar, Eli, Marcus, Lucas & Jake finish the team 1.5k.

Oscar, Eli, Marcus, Lucas & Jake finish the team 1.5k.

Freedom Leisure Centre Manager Mark Fuller said:Swimathon 2015 2

I would like to thank and congratulate all of the swimmers who took part in the Swimathon challenge.  They raised a fantastic amount of money for such a worthy cause, and they should all be very proud of what they achieved.  We look forward to hosting similar events in the future, and raising even more money for charity.

More photos of some of the people who took part in the Swimathon can be found on the Crowborough Leisure Centre’s Facebook page.

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