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A fundraising swimathon challenge at a leisure centre in Sudbury is set to return for another year in aid of Marie Curie Care.

The world’s biggest fundraising swim will take place on April 17 and 18 at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Station Road.

Registration for the event is now open and those who apply before Sunday will receive a half price entry fee.

Kingfisher contracts manager Mick Packer encouraged Sudbury’s swimmers to get involved, either as individuals or in teams.

He said: “The swimathon is a fantastic way to bring our community together, raise money for charity and provide a great challenge to work towards for our dedicated swimmers.”

The Kingfisher is hosting two sessions for swimmers on April 17, from 7am to 9.30am, and on April 18, from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the nationwide challenge to raise essential funding which provides hours of health care and professional support for people battling terminal illnesses all over the UK.

Marie Curie Care is returning as a charity partner after a year away in the hope of beating previous fundraising records.

From 2007 to 2013, the Swimathon challenge raised over £9million pounds for Marie Curie Care.

Visit swimathon.org to take part in this year’s challenge.