Brent swimmers raise £1,450 for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:34 02 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:34 02 July 2015

Charity swimmers at Vale Farm Sports Centre raised £1,450 for Marie Curie

Charity swimmers at Vale Farm Sports Centre raised £1,450 for Marie Curie


Charity swimmers taking part in a swimathon in Brent have raised £1,450 for charity.

The World’s Charity Biggest Swim at Vale Farm Sports Centre in Watford Road, Sudbury, saw 18 charity swimmers go lengths to raise cash for Marie Curie.

The event in April had residents of all ages swim 1.5km, 2.5k or 5k distances, on their own or as part of a team.

Marie Curie offers support, care and guidance to those living with a terminal illness and their families.

Chris Williams, general manager at the sports centre, said: “This was an incredible feat from swimmers who took to the water at Vale Farm Sports Centre. There was a great atmosphere with plenty of supporters cheering the swimmers from the poolside.

He added: “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 Vale Farm Sports Centre swimming community raised so much money for such an important charity.”

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