Boston water babies raise £3,000

BOSTON locals swam their way to a fundraising total of over £3,000 when they took like ducks to water at a recent swimathon.

Dozens of water babies dived into action at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex for the annual event on April 9, when they raised £3266.60 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Swimathon Foundation.

The event was part of a nationwide fundraising initiative, which raised more than £1.7 million altogether.

Sheila Laurence, who organised the event at the Geoff Moulder Centre, on Rowley Road, said: “We are delighted that so many people in Boston and the surrounding area took part, and thrilled with how much money we were able to raise.

Swimathon was a really fun event to organise, and it brought out a fantastic community spirit at the pool.

“We are looking forward to being part of Swimathon next year and an even bigger turnout.”

Swimmers of all ages and abilities took part in races and challenges both individually and in teams.

Boston Mayor Coun Mary Wright started the swimmers off and presented them with certificates and medals at the end of the event.

Around 20,000 people took part in the event across the whole of the UK.

The money raised and contributed to Marie Curie will enable specially trained nurses to provide free nursing care to people suffering with terminal cancer and other illness in the comfort of their own homes.