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First London City Swim in Royal Docks raises £144,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:20 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:20 02 November 2017

Competitors at the 2017 London City Swim

Competitors at the 2017 London City Swim

London City Swim

A mass participation charity swim in the Royal Victoria Docks has raised £144,000 in its first year, organisers have said.

The Docklands event featured teams of City workersThe Docklands event featured teams of City workers

More than 300 people, including teams of City workers, helped to raise the vast sum in a series of 500m races for City Swim London.

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking thanked competitors for their support at the event on September 22 in a special audio message as the funds raised will support research and awareness in aid of motor neurone disease (MND).

Prize presenter David de Buck, CEO of event sponsors Intertrust, said: “We are truly impressed by the commitment of all those across the City who took part and extend our warmest congratulations to everyone who jumped in.

“You made this a success and we hope to see you again next year.”

An audio thank you from Stephen Hawking was played to participants on a big screenAn audio thank you from Stephen Hawking was played to participants on a big screen

London City Swim follows similar fundraising events in Amsterdam and New York.

Visit londoncityswim.com to find out more.


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