I would like you to keep on swimming to help Marie Curie to raise vital funds for their nurses which so many of us have benefited from or will do in the future. The charity supports terminally ill patients and their families and you might have noticed their Daffodil appeal last month. I love how the daffodils on our lapels acts as memory of our loved ones and also signal Spring and hope.
Marie Curie have loads of fundraising ideas and encourage people to get involved in whatever way they can from organising a bake sale to a recipe for Daffodil- shaped cupcakes, or incorporating ways to get fit and healthy with fundraising.
Right now (and I mean right now as the event happens in the next couple of days) you can get involved in Swimathon 2017.
Do I need to be a great swimmer?
Swimathon is for swimmers of all ages and abilities. If you can swim, you can take part!
How far do I need to swim?
Your choice: swim 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k as an individual or 1.5k or 5k as part of a team.
When and where can I swim?
Swimathon takes place between 7 – 9 April 2017 at more than 600 pools. Find one near you when you register.
Where can I sign up?
Register at Swimathon’s website. It only takes a few minutes.
What if I can’t find a pool near me or take part during the Swimathon weekend?
Sign up for the SimplySwim challenge and choose where, when and how far you swim.
This is a challenge that you can let pass you by but swimming if fun, children love it and it brings families together to make special memories which is what life is all about.
Marie Curie were there for me telephoning to put my Dad on the phone so he could let me know my Mum had passed away. They are there at night for carers and families as well as the patient. They are warm, efficient and supportive both emotionally and practically.
Later, when Dad was ill they gave much needed respite to my brother in Dad’s final days.
All charities do good work and Marie Curie does amazing work so I would encourage you to keep on swimming and to make a difference.