Swimmers urged to help support charity

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to take part in a swimming challenge.

Gosport Leisure Centre wants people to take part in the Swimathon 2015.

It takes place between April 17 and 19 and will support Marie Curie, which helps people with terminal illnesses.

Centre manager Stuart Urquhart said: ‘Swimathon is a fantastic way to bring our community together.’

Register on swimathon.org or call 0845 36 700 36.