WHAT'S ON

Blayney MS Mega Swim on this weekend at CentrePoint

FEELING BLUE: Heather Fillery and Lyndall Harrison with their brilliant blue hair. Photo: Contributed.

FEELING BLUE: Heather Fillery and Lyndall Harrison with their brilliant blue hair. Photo: Contributed.

When Heather Fillery decided to organise a MS Mega Swim fundraising event she initially had a goal of $10,000 to raise.

That amount has been well and truly eclipsed and if current trends continue, it will be doubled by the time the first body jumps in the water at noon this Saturday.

The MS Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours and compete for laps swum and money raised.

Four Teams have signed up for the swim, the Blayney Dolphins, Millthorpe Mermaids, The YMCA and Triple F Threat.

The swim will commence on Saturday May 29 at 12pm finishing 24 hours later at midday on Sunday.

Heather said that Sunday will be a great day out for anyone wishing to enjoy themselves while helping raise funds for MS.

"We're going to have Rotary here with their barbecue, there will be a cake stall, live music from the Hip Replacements and there's also going to be a fancy dress competition," she said.

Preparing for the event has taken a personal toll on some of the participants who bravely made promises that they've been obliged to make good.

"I said that if I personally raised $1,000 I'll dye my hair blue and Lyndall Harrison said that she'd do the same if she raised $750. It seems we have a lot of friends," she laughed.

Sporting her new blue hair Lyndall Harrison, along with her husband John Harrison and daughter Peta Harrison, will be swimming the graveyard shift early on Sunday morning, and it's a cause that that is close to Lyndall's heart.

"I have two close friends with MS and the struggles that they go through every day makes this event so worthwhile," she said.

To donate to the Blayney MS Mega Swim head over to https://www.msmegachallenge.org.au/event/mega-swim-blayney