hackney,
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January
2015
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Hackney residents can sign up to Swimathon fundraiser now

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Hackney residents are being urged to take the plunge for charity as part of the country’s biggest watery fundraiser.

Swimathon 2015, held over the weekend of 17-19 April, will see thousands of people across the country swim in teams or as individuals to raise money for terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

Three Hackney swimming pools - Kings Hall Leisure Centre, in Clapton, London Fields Lido, and Clissold Leisure Centre in Stoke Newington – will once again host the challenges, designed to suit a range of levels of fitness, abilities and ages.

You can choose to take on the individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges, or the team 1.5k and 5k swims. You can also take on your challenge, your way by signing-up to SimplySwim.

 

 

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
Hackney has supported Swimathon since 2006 and we’re proud to do so again this year. Not only is this a great cause, it's also a perfect excuse to get fit and healthy in 2015.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Martin Young, General Manager of London Fields Lido, said: “Swimathon is a fantastic way to bring our community together, to raise money for charity, and provides a great challenge to work towards for our dedicated swimmers.”

Over the past 27 years of Swimathon, more than half a million swimmers have taken part, raising over £40 million for charitable causes.

Marie Curie provides care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year.

Registration is now open. Visit Swimathon.org to enter, or call 0845 36 700 36 for more information