Jersey's Lions Swimarathon, due to start tomorrow, has been cancelled.
Organisers were forced to call it off following the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in the island.
Thousands of people were expected to take part in the five-day event at Les Quennevais Sports Centre, with approximately 3,500 people having signed up.
But despite the news, islanders are being asked to continue donating to the cause, so the chosen charities will still benefit. They are:
- Brighter Futures
- Jersey Youth Trust
- Teenage Cancer Trust
Since the first event at Fort Regent in 1972, the Swimarathon has raised more than £3.5 million.
In the last 10 years the money raised has benefited more than 120 local charities.