Swim the Distance

Take the plunge and go the distance this March to raise vital funds for hospice care.

1st to 31st March 2023

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This challenge is now over. We're delighted to say that throughout March, 46 swimmers swam a total distance of 743km - the distance between London and Bordeaux. With every length swam, together they have raised over £10,000 for hospice care. Incredible!

If you would like to take part in a similar challenge in the future, email us on fundraising@stwhospice.org to register your interest. We'll get in touch next time we launch a challenge like this one. Thank you for your interest.

Welcome to our brand new challenge - Swim the Distance. Sign up and swim a set distance between the 1st and 31st March, to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. 

  • Choose 8km and swim the width of the River Solent
  • Choose 15km and swim the length of Lake Windermere
  • Choose the biggie and swim 34km – the distance of the English Channel. This mega-challenge can also be completed as a team

Signing up is FREE. You’ll just be asked to pledge to raise a minimum of £150 to support patient care.

What you'll get:

  • Support from the Fundraising Team from the moment you sign up, until after you complete your final length of the pool
  • A St Wilfrid's Hospice branded swimming cap, to enhance your swimming performance
  • A bespoke finisher's medal for everyone who completes the challenge and raises the minimum amount of sponsorship
  • A bespoke microfibre St Wilfrid's Hospice branded towel, for everyone who completes the challenge and raises £250 or more
  • Reap all the excellent benefits to your own physical and mental wellbeing, that this swimming challenge will bring!

Call the Fundraising Team on 01323 424341 or email fundraising@stwhospice.org for more information and to have your questions answered.

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