Swim challenge will transform patients’ lives

Get in the swim for charity
Get in the swim for charity

WIGANERS are being urged to sign up to the Great Manchester Swim to help save lives.

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the UK’s leading charity funder of research into muscle wasting conditions, is offering places in the event in return for participants raising sponsorship.

The one mile ‘dock to dock’ course at Salford Quays promises to be an unforgettable experience in the open water.

Volunteer fundraising manager for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Charles Horton said: “We are urging local people take part in the Great Manchester Swim this summer and help people affected by muscle wasting conditions.

“We have guaranteed places which we are offering with a low minimum sponsorship level so if you would like to take part please get in touch now before all of these places are snapped up.”

The event is suitable for swimmers of all abilities and there is waterside spectator access throughout the course so that friends and family can cheer on the participants.

Members will need to provide their own wetsuit and are asked to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship for the charity.

The Great Manchester Swim – which is expected to attract hundreds of swimmers takes place on Saturday, July 19.

More than 8,000 children and adults in the North West are directly affected by muscle disease, a condition which causes muscles to progressively waste and weaken.

Muscle disease is life-limiting and there are no cures.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity focusing on muscle-wasting disease.

It has pioneered the search for treatments and cures for more than 50 years, and is dedicated to improving the lives of all children and adults affected by muscle disease.

For more information email northwest@muscular-dystrophy.org or contact 01244 536551.