Splashing time for all

EVERYONE is set for a splashing time at the Lions Clubs spectacular swimming gala for disabled people.The Evening Star is sponsoring the fifth annual fun-filled event in March organised by Lions Club's of Felixstowe, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Woodbridge.

EVERYONE is set for a splashing time at the Lions Clubs spectacular swimming gala for disabled people.

The Evening Star is sponsoring the fifth annual fun-filled event in March organised by Lions Club's of Felixstowe, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Woodbridge.

Last year's gala at Crown Pools went swimmingly with up to 80 people of all ages taking part.

This year organiser Bill Murton of Ipswich Lion's Club hopes to top this and have 100 people joining in, with family or friends on the sidelines to cheer them on.


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"The comments we usually have each year is when is the next one?" said Mr Murton.

"Many people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities don't get the chance to enter or win anything.

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"You just can't buy their smiles.

"Everybody who goes in the water gets a medal including The Evening Star's editor, Nigel Pickover, who always gets thrown in."

Races range from walking in the shallow end, to swimming and relays. Competitors will have a life-saver at all times, thanks to Ipswich Lifeguards who give up their time on the night.

JJ Wilson is providing free bananas and drinks are being supplied by the Co-op.

The two hour event, on March 29, is free and starts at 7 pm. To take part, just turn up on the night.

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