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Fund-raisers urged to take the plunge in Rotary Club’s Swimarathon

SWIMARATHON: 'Moreton Hall Prep School and CML Electronics recieve their medals from Bury Rotary in 2014
SWIMARATHON: 'Moreton Hall Prep School and CML Electronics recieve their medals from Bury Rotary in 2014

The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds is urging fund-raisers to take the plunge for its third annual Swimarathon.

Teams of six swimmers, of all ages and abilities, are invited to enter the event to complete as many lengths as possible in 45 minutes.

Cris Barlow ANL-160120-153910001
Cris Barlow ANL-160120-153910001

It will be held at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday, March 20 from 2pm to 5pm.

Jenny Benfield, the Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds president, said: “With our 2016 Swimarathon, we have chosen to support two local charities East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and CLIC Sargent who both do wonderful work caring for children with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, as well as our Rotary Charity Fund which supports many local causes.”

In its first year, the Swimarathon raised more than £6,000 in aid of EACH and last year’s event brought in almost £7,000 for the same charity.

This year is to be a particularly special event as Rotary vice-president, Cris Barlow, is to take part in the Swimarathon. Cris lost his left leg as a result of an aneurism four years ago and this will be a personal challenge for him.

Cris said: “It was the support of my colleagues at Rotary that enabled me to return to playing golf and sail in the summer. This is going to be a tough challenge but I hope I can raise vital funds for these great causes along the way”

The 2016 Swimarathon is supported by Abbeycroft Leisure, Thomas Ridley, Bury Free Press, CML and Sheridans.

To find out more about the Swimarathon event, for corporate sponsorship opportunities and to enter your team contact event organiser Robert Davie at rdavie593@btinternet.com or telephone 01284 766318.


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