Marie Curie Swimathon announced for Lanark Lifestyles

Good ambassador...Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew is backing the latest Swimathon campaign
Good ambassador...Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew is backing the latest Swimathon campaign

ENTRIES are being accepted for this year’s Swimathon at Lanark Lifestyles, which will see thousands of pounds raised for cancer charity Marie Curie.

From April 17 to 19, Lanark will be one of over 600 pools across the UK where participants will swim 1km, 2.5km or 5km – individually or as part of a team – in an exciting annual extravaganza.

Lanark Lifestyles swimming development officer Lindsey Leeper (28) said: “It’s a fun event to do and it is fantastic that we’re raising money for Marie Curie.

“They help so many people affected by cancer and their families as well.

“My dad had huge help from a cancer charity before he passed away from oesophagus cancer in 2010 – these support groups make a huge difference to people.”

The 2015 version will be the fifth annual Swimathon scheduled for Lanark, with last year’s one raising £4140.50 for Sport Relief.

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