Cambridge United dive in to fundrasing for Marie Curie

PUBLISHED: 11:45 08 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:45 08 April 2017

Cambridge United youngsters taking part in the swimathon

Cambridge United youngsters taking part in the swimathon

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U’s youngsters aim to make charity splash

Cambridge United’s academy scholars will be aiming to make a splash for charity this weekend.

A team from the U’s academy system will be taking to the water at thte Abbey Pool to swim a combined 60 lengths (1.5km) to raise funds for Marie Curie.

Mark Bonner, Cambridge United’s youth team manager, said “Cambridge United is passionate about the local community and participating in good causes such as this.

“Developing young upstanding citizens that are able to give back is an integral part of our training philosophy – we look to discover talent, drive ambition and inspire our scholars to make a positive difference.”

The Swimathon started yesterday (April 7), and sees the U’s youth academy dive in to the pool on Sunday, April 9 as part of the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim.

Peter Sara, the community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “The support from Cambridge United is testament to the club’s community commitment and we already have 50 people taking part in Swimathon at the Abbey Leisure Complex in Cambridge.

“With the backing of Cambridge United we hope more people will sign up to this or one of our 15 pools across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

“The money raised will help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.”

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