Help Havering leisure centres celebrate 30th annual swimathon and raise cash for Marie Curie

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 February 2017

A swimmer, pounding the pool.

A swimmer, pounding the pool.


A fitness firm that operates leisure centres in the borough is celebrating its 30th annual swimathon and encourages people to help it raise vital charity cash.

Everyone Active, responsible for Hornchurch Sports Centre, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road and Central Park Leisure Centre, Gooshays Drive, Romford in partnership with Havering Council, aims to raise funds for terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

People who swim 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k, as an individual or as part of a team, have raised more than £46million over the years for good causes.

“It’s always fantastic to see people turn up for the annual national Swimathon,” said Everyone Active contract manager, Steve Cox.

“Swimming is such a great form of low impact cardiovascular exercise, with many health benefits.

“Not only is this a great way to support Marie Curie but it may even inspire you to take up swimming more regularly.”

Swimmers of all abilities and ages can take part.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with terminal illnesses.

Its nurses and hospices deliver round-the-clock care, providing emotional support, and expert guidance to allow people living with a terminal illness and their families to make the most of the time they have together.

To sign up, visit

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