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Vale Farm swimmers raise more than £1,400 as part of the World’s Biggest Charity Swim

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 August 2018

The eight Vale Farm Sports Centre charity swimmers (Picture: Everyone Active)

The eight Vale Farm Sports Centre charity swimmers (Picture: Everyone Active)

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Eight swimmers at a sports centre in Sudbury have raised more than £1,400 for cancer charities.

The group took part in the World’s Biggest Charity Swim at Vale Farm Sport Centre, in Watford Road.

They swam 400m, 1.5km, 2.5km or 5km distances raising a total of £1,446 for Cancer Research and Marie Curie.

Everyone Active, which runs the sports centre, had 2,623 people take part in the Swimathon across 90 pools and raised £177,850 for the charities in total.

General manager Tiffany Johnson said: “All the swimmers who took to the water were inspiring to watch. I would like to congratulate everyone who trained so hard beforehand to complete their challenge. They should be very proud of their achievements and in raising an incredible amount of money for two wonderful and important charities. I would also like to say a big thank you to all members of our local community who donated.”

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