Local charity swimmers, at Westminster leisure centres operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Westminster City Council, took part in the World’s Biggest Charity Swim and have succeeded in raising £11,500 for Cancer Research and Marie Curie.
For the past 32 years over 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 £49m for various charities. In 2019 a staggering total of over £2m has been raised.
In Westminster, swimmers took part in the event at Marshall Street, Paddington Recreation Ground, Porchester Hall, Queen Mother, Seymour Leisure Centre and Moberly Sports Centre. Those at Queen Mother raised the second largest amount of all Swimathon sites, with a huge total of £6,196.00. Across its network of 100 pools, Everyone Active raised an incredible £177,966 in total for Cancer Research and Marie Curie.
“All the swimmers who took to the water were inspiring to watch,” says Everyone Active Contract Manager Andy Davison. “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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