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Local swimmers at Strode Swimming Pool help raise £4k for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Swimmers who took part in the 2010 Swimathon at Strode Swimming Pool, managed by Avalon Leisure, have raised £4352.84 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Swimathon Foundation.

Strode Swimming Pool was one of over 500 pools which took part nationwide. For the first time since 2004, more than 20,000 people of all ages and abilities throughout the UK, crawled, breaststroked and butterflyed their way through individual and team challenges of up to 5k, swimming over two million lengths for a good cause.  More than £2m was raised in total. 

Olympic gold medallist and Swimathon President, Duncan Goodhew said: “Swimathon is a fantastic event. Not only are we raising millions for Marie Curie Cancer Care, we are also encouraging people up and down the country to have their own Olympic moment and swim further than ever before.”

The fundraising will help support Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses who provide nursing care to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses, at the end of their lives, in a place of their choice, completely free.

To find out more about Swimathon or to sponsor a swimmer go to www.swimathon.org or call the Swimathon Team on 0845 36 700 36.

We would like to thank all of the swimmers that took part.