Dive in for Marie Curie fundraiser

Duncan Goodhew and Laura Wright

Duncan Goodhew and Laura Wright

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Olympic gold medalist Duncan Goodhew and sporting soprano Laura Wright are calling on people of all ages to take to the water for the Marie Curie Swimathon.

The world’s biggest annual fundraising swim is back in April, and swimmers all over the UK are being encouraged to jump into a participating pool and raise funds for Marie Curie, the UK charity for people with a terminal illness.

Sportspace Hemel is hosting the Swimathon from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday April 7 and from 9am to noon on Saturday April 8.

Swimathon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Since its launch in 1988, nearly 700,000 people have taken part, raising £46 million.

Swimmers can challenge themselves to the 5k, 2.5k or 1.5k Individual, or Team 5k or 1.5k distances.

Swimathon president Duncan Goodhew said: “This year, Swimathon again provides a fantastic opportunity to bring together swimmers of all ages and abilities to raise vital funds for Marie Curie to continue their work.”

For further information, visit www.Swimathon.org