Places available in Great North Swim for charity

YOU can follow the world’s top swimmers and dive in for the UK’s biggest outdoor swimming event at Lake Windermere, Cumbria, in the British Gas Great North Swim from Friday, June 22nd, to Sunday, June 24th next year.

This event is in its fifth year and Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the official charity partners of the event. Online entry for own places has now opened, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Register now by visiting and opt for Marie Curie Cancer Care as your nominated charity.

This open-water event is available to all swimming abilities and you can choose from three distances – half, one or two-mile swim around the shores of Lake Windermere.

Vicky Profit, events fundraiser, said: “Swimming is a fantastic way to get and keep fit and if you feel you would like an incredible challenge which is different to just swimming at your local leisure centre, this experience is for you. It is a special event to take part in and an amazing achievement to say you’ve done it, particularly as you’ll be helping our Marie Curie Nurses.”

Sign up today and raise funds for Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.

When you have received your place, visit the Marie Curie Cancer Care website or call us on 0870 034 0040.