Freedom Leisure joined the World’s Biggest Swim throughout the month of April by raising funds during the annual Swimathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Friends and family from around Sussex rallied together to swim a 1.5k, 2.5k or a 5k personal challenge at ten of Freedom Leisure’s pools. Together 211 swimmers completed their challenge on the day and have raised a grand total of £16,402.¹
The national Swimathon was supported by TV presenter and keen swimmer, Gail Porter and Olympic gold medallist, Duncan Goodhew, all with the aim of beating last year’s £2million national total. All funds raised go towards providing Marie Curie nurses to care and support cancer suffers or those with other terminal illness, in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home.
Freedom Leisure staff were on-hand with training advice for those taking part, as well as providing support and encouragement on the day when swimmers took to the water. Swimming is credited to be one of best total body exercise’s for both health and fitness. Not only does regular swimming get the heart and lungs pumping, but it is also great for building muscular strength and stamina, all whilst being relaxing and fun.
Jeff Hart, Managing Director of Freedom Leisure said, ‘Freedom Leisure is pleased to have been involved in Swimathon again this year and we’re very proud to have helped local people raise over £16,000. It is a great achievement for all involved and we look forward to supporting next years swimmers in raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care’.
Freedom Leisure centre’s that took part were K2 Crawley, Crowborough, Summerfield’s, Uckfield, and Hailsham Leisure Centre, Bexhill Leisure pool as well as The Dolphin, Triangle, Kings Centre and Rye Sport Centre.¹
For further information on Freedom Leisure please visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk