On 27th July, swimmers from all over the world will travel to the North Coast of Cornwall to take on the iconic Padstow to Rock Swim in aid of Marie Curie. Over the last seven years, the swim alone has raised nearly £420,000 for the charity.

The mile-long open water sea swim starts at Padstow’s Sea Cadet slipway and finishes in Rock, where the 400 elite (and non-elite!) swimmers will be treated to a well-earned pasty and BBQ. Swimmers will have the day to prepare as the swim doesn’t begin until the early evening tide. There’s even a Seasalt prize for the top fundraisers!

Marie Curie helps people affected by terminal illness find the information and support they need. Marie Curie nurses work night and day in homes across the UK, tirelessly caring for people with cancer, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, dementia, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other illnesses.

The charity provides a wealth of information for patients as well as support for family and friends. The charity has a dedicated support line staffed by trained advisers who can provide emotional support and provide useful, trusted information on everything from day-to-day care to financial aid and legal issues. Marie Curie has also created an online community where people can share experiences and find support by talking to people in a similar circumstances.

Marie Curie is the leader in research into better ways of caring for people living with terminal illness and relentlessly campaigns on their behalf. Marie Curie have nine hospices throughout the UK which offer specialist round-the-clock care.

With views of the stunning Camel Estuary, a delicious Cornish treat at the end and, most importantly, the opportunity to raise funds for a very worthy charity, the Padstow to Rock Swim is a fantastic event with plenty of heart.

To sign up for next year’s swim, email padstowswim@mariecurie.org.uk or call 01872 260500.

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