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The Big Swim 2023

Are you ready to make a splash for a fantastic cause? From August 1st to August 31st, swim 5k, 10k, or a whopping 25k while supporting terminally ill children and their families.

Whether you’re a pool pro or a wild water enthusiast, this summer is your time to shine! So, grab your goggles, slip into your swimsuit, and let’s make waves together!

Incredible rewards for incredible fundraisers

It’s your chance to be a swimming superhero and raise vital funds for local families in need. But wait, there’s more! Get ready to be rewarded like never before:

  • Register and set up your fundraiser to claim your awesome FREE swim cap and tracker.
  • Raise £60 or more, and a shiny medal will be yours to cherish.
  • Reach £180 in fundraising, and we’ll gift you a fabulous towel and a swimming bag to show off your swimming prowess.

Let’s get you signed up

To join the Big Swim 2023 Challenge simply follow these two steps:

Why should you dive into the Big Swim challenge?

Max is 11 years old and lives in Swindon with his Mum and Dad and sister Eva. Max has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for 5 years for respite care because he has end-stage renal failure and a mitochondrial disorder. Read Max’s story.

Claire Max’s Mum said ‘If we didn’t have Helen & Douglas House our lives would be much tougher and we wouldn’t have a rest. When we stay there we feel relieved because we know life will get a bit easier. We need these days to recharge to ensure we can give Max all the care he needs.’

Max Keegan

Make a donation

We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.