Hitchin charity swimmers raise funds to support disadvantaged youth

PUBLISHED: 10:46 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:53 13 June 2018

The charity swim in Hitchin in aid of Transitions UK. Picture: Jake Amos

The charity swim in Hitchin in aid of Transitions UK. Picture: Jake Amos

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Swimmers went all out in Hitchin on Sunday morning to raise a handy total to help young adults in challenging circumstances.

The charity swim organised by Burnt Hare Events at the town’s outdoor pool raised £100 for Transitions UK, with half a dozen swimmers braving the early-morning start to support the charity.

The fundraiser also provided an opportunity to prepare for next month’s Hitchin Triathlon, which includes eight lengths of the 50-metre pool.

Burnt Hare’s Jake Amos said: “I want to thank those that came this morning and for helping to raise funds to go towards such a worthy cause, to help raise awareness and to help out something back to our community.

“The swim was a lot of fun, and the warm weather helps a lot too!”

For more about the charity, see transitionsuk.org.

To find out more about the Hitchin Triathlon or to enter, have a look at burnthare.com.

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