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Countdown begins to Colchester fire swim
11:02am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
FROM cub scouts to councillors Colchester is gearing up for the annual fire swim.
The event, organised by Colchester Fire Station, has raised more than half-a-million pounds for charity during the past 31 years.
Thousands of people have taken part in the relay race held on the first Saturday in October.
And this year the event will begin with a battle between the Colchester mayoral team and chief fire officers from 10am on Saturday.
Most of the spaces are filled but there is still time for late entries.
Chairman Jez Tuckwell said: “The planning has been ok this year.
“All the lanes are filled in the daytime but there are still some available in the evening especially around 9pm.”
All the money raised is split between The Fire Fighters Charity and local charities and groups and deserving causes.
Anyone who would like to take part and put in a team call Mr Tuckwell on 07583 461906.
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