Swimmers at Southwark leisure raise more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK

Swimmers at Southwark leisure centres took part in the World’s Biggest Charity Swim and have succeeded in raising more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

Over the past 32 years more than 700,000 people have taken to the pool and swam 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances, individually or as part of team raising a total of over £49million for various charities.

In 2019 more than £2million has been raised. Across its network of 100 pools, Everyone Active raised £178,000 for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

In Southwark, swimmers took part in the event at Camberwell Leisure Centre, The Castle Centre, Dulwich Leisure Centre, Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre and Seven Islands Leisure Centre.

They raised £5,657. Everyone Active regional contract manager Mark Basker said: “The swimmers were inspiring to watch. “I would like to congratulate everyone who trained so hard 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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