Search

Leyton and Wanstead MP taking the plunge at Olympic Park for charity

07:00 02 April 2014

John Cryer

John Cryer

Archant

Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer is taking the plunge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

He will be swimming in two races on Thursday for Pool Aid 2014 at the London Aquatics Centre, which was built for the 2012 Olympics.

Mr Cryer said he was inspired by witnessing the “tremendous work” the charity does in his constituency.

He added: “Sadly many of us will develop dementia as we get older.

“Most of us know someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, be they a neighbour, friend or relative.

“I have decided to support the incredible work that the Alzheimer’s Society does to help people and their loved ones cope.”

Mr Cryer will be captaining a team for two relay races.

He has raised £814 so far. To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/john-cryer-mp or text POOL76 and the amount to 70070.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Househunter turned employee Jess Rodgers

It’s not every day a visit to a housing development turns into a new job – but that’s what happened to one 26-year-old from South Woodford.

Yesterday, 09:00
Disaster Chef Laura Grant

A marketing professional with a terrible track record in the kitchen has been named one of the most hopeless cooks in Britain.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Barkingside's Make Believe Panto

The stars of Barkingside’s Make Believe performing arts company took part in their Christmas pantomime last week.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Artist Lucy Harrison at the free motion sewing event at Regent Home of Sewing in Ilford

The Ilford Palais nightclub, the Ilford Hippodrome and Fairchilds department store were all famous landmarks in the borough which have now been resigned to history.

Most read news

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition