Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Swimathon for Marie Curie

On Sunday 29th April my sister Megan and I will be completing the Swimathon distance challenge as a relay team.  We have chosen the longest distance challenge of 5K, this means we will each have to complete 100 lengths, we cannot be in the water at the same time as each other and the maximum time we have to complete the challenge is 2 1/2 hours.  We are aiming to complete it in under 2 hours.

Swimathon is the worlds biggest fundraising swim and has so far raised over £36m for charity since its start in 1986.

The distance challenge raises money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.  Marie Curie Nurses work through the night or during the day to provide end of life care for patients, and emotional support for their families at what can be a difficult and exhausting time.

Last year the charity cared for over 31,000 terminally ill people in their own homes and in their nine hospices. The care is always provided completely free of charge.
You can read more about the Swimathon Distance Challenge and Marie Curie Cancer Care on the Swimathon website.
If you would like to sponsor us we would really, really appreciate it and every single penny counts.  This is the link to our fundraising page http://my.artezglobal.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=370882&langPref=en-CA
I will let you know how we get on this Sunday and next year we will be aiming to swim the 5K distance challenge as individuals!

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