Uttoxeter Leisure Centre News

Hair Raising Fundraising

Two of the Uttoxeter LC Lifeguards have joined together to raise money for two fantastic charities; Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer Care.

Both Alex Rizk and Matt James have grown their hair from Summer 2017 to March 2018 and have shaved it off for the two charities! Matt had this to say...

"Something that regularly happens to people with Cancer when they undergo their chemotherapy treatments is hair loss. For us, growing our hair is extremely easy, and shaving it off is probably even easier, but it could make a huge difference for somebody else."

The boys held the Head Raising event on Monday 12th March and have so far raised £1900 so far! It's not too late to donate if you would like. Simply visit their Just Giving page to donate.

Swimathon

The entry for Swimathon 2018 is now open! Enter here

Take your marks....Swimathon is back at Meadowside and Uttoxeter Leisure centre on Sunday 29th April 2018! This is a challenge for everyone. Your chance to make lives better by raising money for Marie Curie.

As the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event, you can jump in the pool and make a difference! The UK’s biggest fundraising swimming event will see thousands of people taking the plunge at hundreds of pools around the country, including Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter Leisure Centre.

Registration for the event has now opened, and Swimathon can be entered as an individual or a team and take part in challenges designed to suit all levels of fitness, abilities and ages. You can choose to take on 1.5k, 2,5k or 5k. You could even form a relay team to tackle the 1.5k and 5k distances with your water-loving friends.

Whatever you do, the money you raise will help people living with any terminal illness, and their families.

Meadowside Leisure Centre’s Swimathon will take place between 9:30am – 1:00pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm on Sunday 29th April 2018. Uttoxeter Leisure Centre’s Swimathon will take place on Sunday 29th April 2018 8:00am – 11:00am, with lane allocations given nearer to the event.