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A CANCER charity is urging people to sign up for the world’s biggest swim for good causes.

Representatives of Marie Curie Cancer Care, one of two national charities being backed in The Swimathon Weekend this April, say they depend on the hard work of fundraisers.

On Thursday dozens turned up at the Mountbatten Centre, in Stamshaw, to sign up for The Swimathon Weekend, which will take place in 650 pools across the country. Thousands are expected to race in the ‘Big Splash Mile’ for Sport Relief or in 2.5k and 5k distance challenges for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Last week’s event marked the south-east launch of The Swimathon Weekend, which has been organised by The Amateur Swimming Association for 25 years.

Debbie Malleney, senior healthcare assistant for Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: ‘The Swimathon is going to be fantastic promotion for the charity. I wouldn’t be in a job if it wasn’t for fundraisers. I really hope lots of people will sign up to this great event.’

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