Take part in the Global Swimarathon in Grantham on Saturday and help eradicate polio

Paralympian Fran Williamson will be the guest of honour at Saturday's Global Swimarathon at the Meres in Grantham.
Paralympian Fran Williamson will be the guest of honour at Saturday's Global Swimarathon at the Meres in Grantham.

An incredible event organised in Grantham but involving people across the globe will take place on Saturday.

The second Rotary Global Swimarathon will see more than 15,000 swimmers taking part in more than 250 swimarathons across the world - all to raise money for Rotary’s End Polio now campaign and other good causes.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham and worldwide the event is expected to raise more than £200,000. This week the event already passed the $5,000 mark through online contributions and two events held early.

Organiser Paul Wilson said: “Worldwide the event is expected to raise over £200,000 for End Polio Now and is the biggest same day event ever staged by Rotary International as well as being the biggest same day annual swim ever.”

The Grantham event will be held at the Meres Leisure Centre from 10am until noon on Saturday. You can just turn up on the day and swim for a minimum donation of £2.50.

The special guest at the Grantham event will be Paralympian Fran Williamson. Bring your camera along and you can have your photograph taken with Fran, the Olympic Torch and the official Rotary Global Swimarathon World Record Certificate from last year’s event.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/rotaryclubgrantham