Swimmers set to take the plunge for charity

A team of 20 swimmers will take to the pool at Eyemouth Leisure Centre on February 4, to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Sunday, 28th January 2018, 07:11 am
Eyemouth Leisure Centre

Louise Scott, from Coldingham, was inspired to get the group together to swim the 100x100s by her friend Doug Clark, who sadly lost his fight against a brain tumour in 2016.

They have been training hard since August at Eyemouth, Berwick, Kelso, Edinburgh and open water venues, to ensure they cross the finish line after swimming the equivalent of a marathon.

Louise said: “I know it’s going to be tough at the three-hour mark but this is a challenge Doug completed several times at his former masters swimming club in the USA, who will also be completing the challenge at the same time.”

The team aims to raise £500 for charity through Just Giving. To donate, search for Louise’s 100x100s.

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The charity’s Geraldine Pipping said: “Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years. It’s only through the efforts of people like Louise and her team of swimmers that we can change these shocking statistics and bring hope to the thousands who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”