A swimathon like no other!
Many people love to raise money for charity and often run, climb mountains and other very energetic activities. I however, like to be different, and threw the idea out to a few of my cancer healthcare colleagues that we could all come together on one occasion and swim as far as possible in a set time.
To my surprise, I caught quite a few people's interest, and it was agreed that we should push ourselves to the maximum! Before I knew it, 30 wonderful people had signed up to be on the swimming team; each swimming a personal best of a first time mile, 2.5K, 5K and a few crazy 10K’s!
We have chosen to raise funds for the charity “Something To Look Forward To” who support people with cancer by helping them make memories; a concept that I love! From the profession I work within, to my personal life, I’ve seen how important making memories are to both the individuals having treatment and also to their families. Memories are the most precious thing to many and it is this that we all wish to help them gain. Once I told the swimmers it was this charity that we will raise our money for, it spoke volumes as each and everyone’s eyes lit up.
‘Something To Look Forward To’ benefits people affected by cancer who are also suffering as a result of loss of income due to their illness. The charity provides positive things to look forward to generously donated by companies and individuals.