Take to the pool and raise money for charity

Diabetes UK is looking for people to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22
Diabetes UK is looking for people to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22

A charity is looking for people to make a splash this spring.

Diabetes UK is encouraging people in Northumberland to take on the Swim22 challenge, taking place between February 22 and May 22.

Participants will cover 22 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel.

People taking on the challenge can swim in their local pool alone or with family, friends or colleagues, and the distance can even be split between a team to make it easier.

Stephen Ryan, head of the North at Diabetes UK, said: “Swimming is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, have fun and set yourself a challenge.

“Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned swimmer, our team will be on hand to offer swimming tips and fund-raising advice. Every length you complete and every pound you raise brings us closer to our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.”

There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship. To register, visit www.diabetes.org.uk/swim22