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What do you pink of the funny-coloured pool?

In the pink. The pool at Wath upon Dearne Leisure Centre was dyed pink for Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

In the pink. The pool at Wath upon Dearne Leisure Centre was dyed pink for Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Super swimmers were in the pink for a splash-about with a difference.

Waters at local leisure centres were far from crystal clear when they were turned pink for charity.

Instead centres at Rotherham, Aston-cum-Aughton, Wath Upon Dearne and Maltby were all given the pink treatment to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Staff used a special fuchsia pink colourant in the water.

It was hypoallergenic and did not stain skin or clothes.

Spokesman Richard Cowley said: “We were extremely excited about the centres’ pools turning pink!

“We hoped it would encourage as many local residents as possible to take part in the free activities, while raising money for a good cause.”

Customers and staff donned pink attire for the event and were asked to make a small donation to the charities to take part in the centre’s timetabled ‘pink’ aqua fit classes.

Swimmers were also given the chance to find out more about the centres’ Swimtag technology, which records lengths, strokes and calories burned.

 

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