Still chance to get in the swim

Lytham St Annes Lions president Carol Gradwell and swmarathon organiser Joe Woods with a certifictae awarded by the Hand On Heart charity in recognition of the Lions' fund raising efforts to pay for defibrillators in Fylde schools
Lytham St Annes Lions president Carol Gradwell and swmarathon organiser Joe Woods with a certifictae awarded by the Hand On Heart charity in recognition of the Lions' fund raising efforts to pay for defibrillators in Fylde schools

Swimmers of all ages will take the plunge to help save lives later this month.

But there is still time for more to come forward to take part in the Lytham St Annes Lions swimarathon, which this year will be raising funds for the CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) charity and the aim to screen 200 14- to 18-year-olds for heart problems.

The swimarathon is at St Annes YMCA pool on Sunday, January 25, and organiser Joe Woods said: “We have about 45 teams already taking part, but last year we had more than 50 and more are welcome.

“Each team should have eight swimmers plus a captain and a phone call is all it takes to enter.”

Anyone interested should ring Joe on (01772) 679766.

In the past two years, the Lions have raised more than £20,000 at the swimarathon to kit out local schools with defibrillators, and their efforts have been recognised by the Hand on Heart charity which shortlisted the Lions in the fund-raisers category of its annual awards, in association with Physio Control. Winner of the category was the Bolton ICD Support Group Defibs4Bolton Campaign.