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Aston: Pink paddle raises cancer charity cash

Aston cum Aughton Leisure Centre turned the pool water pink to raise cash for Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust

Aston cum Aughton Leisure Centre turned the pool water pink to raise cash for Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust

Swimmers were in the pink at Aston cum Aughton Leisure Centre as they went to extreme lengths to raise cash for Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The pool was turned into a rosy lagoon for the launch of Swimazing, a scheme to get people back in the pool.

Instructors and staff also took the plunge by wearing tutus and pink clothes.

“Swimazing is a great initiative to get people into the pool, but we also wanted to do some good at the same time and both cancer charities have such a huge impact and are close to so many peoples’ hearts, it was the perfect fit,” said sports development manager, Emily Newman.

“The pink pool looked fantastic and we’re still counting all the money that came in.”

Becky Dixon, local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Aston cum Aughton decided to turn pink for the day to raise money for Cancer Research UK.”

“The staff and class members were happy to get involved in turning themselves pink and donating to the cause, and it’s not often you get to see an instructor take a class in a pink pig onesie.”

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work and to support the charity, call 08701 60 20 40 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.uk

 

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