Centre urges people to sign up for its big swim to fundraise for charity

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PEOPLE are being urged to sign up to join in the world’s biggest swim and raise cash for charity.

The event will see thousands of people take part at more than 600 pools across the UK, including Fareham Leisure Centre, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Fareham Leisure Centre’s manager Ryan Grant urged the community to join in with the event which will take place in Fareham on Saturday, April 18.

Swimmers can choose from 1,000m, 2,500m and 5,000m distances, and swim either individually or in teams.

Over the past 27 years, swimmers have raised more than £40m for charity.

Mr Grant said: ‘We are delighted to support the swimathon again this year.

‘People of all ages and abilities can take part and it’s a great opportunity to raise money for charity 
while enjoying a fantastic workout.

‘Marie Curie Cancer Care is a truly worthwhile cause so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to set up a team, take the plunge and join in the fun.’

Swimathon president Duncan Goodhew said: ‘Swimathon provides motivation and a personal challenge to swimmers nationwide.

‘It also offers a goal to train for, a target to achieve and a great cause to support.’

Funds raised for Swimathon 2015 will go to Marie Curie and will help provide free nursing care and support for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

For more information or to register go to everyoneactive.com or swimathon.org.