DUNMOW: Swimmers to take part in Swimathon 2010 Challenge this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:41 16 April 2010 | UPDATED: 07:36 30 May 2010

SWIMMERS in Dunmow will make a splash for charity this weekend as hundreds take to the pool to complete the Swimathon 2010 challenge.

SWIMMERS in Dunmow will make a splash for charity this weekend as hundreds take to the pool to complete the Swimathon 2010 challenge.

People will be swimming 1.5km, 2.5km or 5km in a bid to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Swimathon Foundation. Great Dunmow Lesiure Centre is one of over 500 pools taking part.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK's largest charities. Employing more than 2700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it expects to provide care to around 29,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its hospices this year and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

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