Swimathon has announced that Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie will be its official charity partners for the next four years.
Swimathon has raised over £46 million for charitable causes over its 30-year history. This is the first time Cancer Research UK has partnered with Swimathon, while Marie Curie has been a charity partner ten times before, with Swimathon raising over £12 million for the charity through the event so far, and £1.5 million raised from the 2017 event for Marie Curie.
Mark Winton, Marie Curie head of community fundraising, said:
“It is fantastic to be able to announce that this year’s event has so far raised £1.5 million which will help the charity to provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness, and their families, at the time when they need it most. Everyone at Marie Curie is delighted that we will be a part of Swimathon for the next four years alongside Cancer Research UK.”
Anthony Kendall, Swimathon Foundation chair, said:
“We are delighted to be able to continue our long standing relationship with Marie Curie, and to welcome Cancer Research UK to the Swimathon family. We as a Foundation look forward to continuing to make a real difference to charitable causes across the UK.”
Swimathon 2018 will take place over the weekend of 27th to 29th April 2018.
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