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MS Swimathon Splashing Out For Cash

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio is encouraging the community to take a dive on Saturday, 10th November in aid of Multiple Sclerosis. Milne Bay Aquatic Centre will play host to the MS Swimathon, a 12 hour non-stop swimming challenge, which aims to raise $30,000 towards vital research.

A cause close to the mayor’s heart, Cr Antonio said the fundraising event is a fantastic initiative worth making a splash about. “Unfortunately so little is known about MS but if the community continue to get behind such events as the MS Swimathon, hopefully one day they may be able to find a cure,” Cr Antonio said.

Teams of up to 15 swimmers are required to swim for 12 hours straight, with one team member in the pool at all times. A number of celebrities, including Rugby League legend Shane Webcke will be visiting the centre throughout the 12 hour challenge.

As a Multiple Sclerosis Patron, Cr Antonio will officially kick start the event on Saturday November 10 at the Milne Bay Aquatic Centre on Herries Street, Toowoomba with the first swimmers taking to the water at 7am.

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