Portsmouth swimmers raise cash for charity


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SWIMMERS at the Mountbatten Centre helped raise more than £100,000 for charity.

The 47 swimmers at the Portsmouth sports centre were among hundreds at 51 Parkwood Leisure-owned pools to take part in Swimathon 2011.

The company says its swims have so far raised £100,225 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Swimathon Foundation.

The Portsmouth swimmers raised £4,872.58.

Richard Neale, manager of the Alexandra Park centre, said: ‘The Funds will help support Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free nursing care to people with terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses.

‘We would really like to encourage more people to swim and fundraise too.’

There is time to sign up to next year’s event. Swimathon 2012 will be held over the weekend of April 27–29, 2012.

For more details contact the Mountbatten Centre on 02392 626 500.