Beating bowel cancer together


Dive in this August and join us for Swim15

Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, so we're asking you to take to the water and set your own challenge for the month using the number 15. Whether that's swimming for 15 minutes every day, swimming for 15 days or racking up 15km throughout the month, every stroke matters.

  • Date: Tuesday 1 August to Thursday 31 August 2023
  • Location: Anywhere in the UK
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £100
  • Registration: Free

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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."

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