Take the plunge with our brand new Swim15 challenge.
Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, so we've launched the Swim15 challenge to highlight this fact.
Grab your goggles and join us this August. It's your challenge, your way – simply start swimming and get sponsored. You could swim:
- 15km or miles
- 15 laps
- Every day for 15 days
- For a total of 15 hours in the pool
Registration is via Facebook. If you don't have this platform, then please contact the fundraising team who can help you: email@example.com
Dive in and go to great lengths this summer to help us save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by the disease.
- Date: Throughout August
- Location: Anywhere – embrace the open water or take the plunge in your local pool
- Price: Free to sign up
- Minimum sponsorship: £100
Be inspired by our swimmers
"Swimming is a fantastic full-body, low impact exercise suitable for just about anyone. Get friends together for a dip in the sea or a swim and natter at your local leisure centre to reap the mental health benefits."
Amy is an ultra-swimmer, having progressed from the pool to open water swimming before completing the English Channel solo in 2021. Amy was introduced to swimming by her father, who sadly passed away in January 2021 from bowel cancer. Having raised over £7,000 for us from her swimming challenges Amy is fully behind our Swim15 challenge.
"Every single swim I do is for my dad, and that will never change."
Charlie, aged 10, decided he wanted to raise money to support his Grandad Mel, who is undergoing bowel cancer treatment. Charlie completed a mini marathon which included a swim. Charlie's target on JustGiving started off at £250 and he blew this figure many times over, raising over £3600.
Harriet, aged 11, raised over £2,000 from her swimming challenge.
"I wanted to fundraise for Bowel Cancer UK to help others because I don't want anyone else going through what Caro went through. I hope this inspires others to do what they can to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK."