First London City Swim in Royal Docks raises £144,000 for charity
PUBLISHED: 11:20 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:20 02 November 2017
London City Swim
A mass participation charity swim in the Royal Victoria Docks has raised £144,000 in its first year, organisers have said.
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.”
London City Swim follows similar fundraising events in Amsterdam and New York.
Visit londoncityswim.com to find out more.
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