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Pendle Leisure's pool strength for charity
5:00pm Wednesday 25th July 2012 in News
FITNESS fanatics in Colne donned their swimsuits to tackle a length of the pool for every life lost in the Afghanistan.
Ten members of staff from Pendle Leisure Centre took the plunge and swam 2,120 lengths in a total of four hours yesterday.
Swimming in pairs, each team member completed 212 lengths of the 25-metre pool, a length for every serviceman killed.
The team hope to have raised more than £1,000 for war hero charity Help for Heroes.
Team member, Josh Hindle, 20, said: “The idea came from my colleague Michael Haydock who is a life guard at the pool. We have all been swimming a lot lately and he thought that we could make it into a challenge and raise money for Help for Heroes at the same time.”
The team has had collection buckets at the sports centre and wrist bands on sale.