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Sports Relief youngsters ‘swim to Nova Scotia’ in bid to hit fundraising target

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Sports Relief youngsters

Published: 18 March, 2016

CYCLING, running, swimming... people all over Westminster have been getting active to do their bit for Sport Relief. 

Young athletes from the Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club set themselves a huge challenge of swimming 5,000km in the month of March. They picked the target distance as that is how far it would be to swim to head coach Bram Montgomery’s home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The team, who train at the Queen Mother Sports Centre, are already more than half-way to their £1,000 fundraising target. Over at the Seymour Leisure Centre in Marylebone, staff got on their bikes to cycle 216 miles as quickly as possible. Health and fitness service manager Flora Hadjivarnava, said: “We knew it was for a great cause which made us all more determined. Also the aspect of friendly competition came into place, which definitely drove me to keep going to ensure that I cycled just as far as the men in the team.” Meanwhile, youngsters at Paddington Rec ran a mile as fast as they could, all in the name of charity. To find out how to get involved in activities for Sport Relief, see


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