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Sidcup residents urged to get swimming and help raise £6,000 for heart disease research

PUBLISHED: 15:19 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:19 15 February 2017

Charlie Harris being presented with his certificate by the British Heart Foundation

Charlie Harris being presented with his certificate by the British Heart Foundation

Sidcup Heartswim is set to take place next month

Sidcup residents are being encouraged to take part in a swimming event that will support life-saving research into heart disease.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is hosting Sidcup Heartswim next month and hopes to raise £6,000 to help those with heart conditions.

Inspirational youngster Charlie Harris, 14, has taken part for a number of years both at Burnt Oak Primary and at secondary school, having lost family members to heart disease.

In 2016, he raised £1,190 for the charity.

Karl Coppack, BHF fundraising manager for South London, said: “Sidcup Heartswim promises to be a great event and the money raised helps fund ground-breaking discoveries and identify new treatments that could help save more people from the devastating effects of heart disease.”

The event is set to take place at Sidcup Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 11, from 5pm until 6.45pm.

More information can be obtained by contacting Joanne Howe on 07711 195746 or howej@bhf.org.uk

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