Tuesday 15th May 2012
A group will take part in a swimming fundraiser to support a centre for people with learning disabilities.
Eight people who attend the Perfect Start centre in Uxbridge, will complete a relay swimming challenge to buy IT equipment for the centre.
The event has been organised by national disability charity United Response which also runs the Uxbridge centre.
The group will take to the water on May 21 for In The Swim 2012, where they will swim 2,012 metres in relay.
Maggie Narbeth, service manager at Perfect Start, will also be taking part in the swimming challenge. She said: "Although our current computers have served us well, they really need replacing. We're hoping the money raised through In The Swim will help us kick start this refurbishment. Without the IT suite operational, we cannot offer important skills and training to the people we support."
In The Swim 2012 takes place at Kensington Leisure Centre and is being hosted by former Paralympic swimmer, Fran Williamson.
Perfect Start provides vocational and life-skills training for people with learning disabilities. To sponsor the team visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/perfectstart.