Haywards Heath Lions Club's 2020 swimarathon

This year is Haywards Heath Lions 37th Swimarathon and the Lions have chosen the Motor Neurone Disease Association West Sussex North branch to support.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 1:48 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 1:49 pm
Haywards Heath Lions donate cheque to Headway East Sussex after the 2019 swimarathon
Haywards Heath Lions donate cheque to Headway East Sussex after the 2019 swimarathon

The Haywards Heath Lions Club Swimarathon is an annual charity fundraising event and will be held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre on Friday, April 10.

Teams of six are invited to swim in a 55 minute relay to raise money for a good cause of their own choice and for the Lions’ selected cause.

Previously, teams have included families, schools, guides, Brownies, sports clubs, churches, youth clubs, special needs groups, and lunch clubs.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.

This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

The West Sussex North branch provides a number of facilities, including complimentary therapy and individual transport to St Thomas’ hospital for respiratory treatment.

The cost of a therapist, who is coordinated by St Peter’s and St James Hospice, is around £13,000 a year, and transport to and from London is around £300. Any money donated to MND

West Sussex North will be go towards supporting these services.

To enter the Swimarathon, please visit http://www.hhlionsswim.co.uk and fill in the online application form.