Adrian Wootton

We are fundraising for Cancer Research UK & Marie Curie at Swimathon 2024

Fundraising for Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie & The Swimathon Foundation
raised of £5,000 target
Event: Swimathon 2024, from 19 April 2024 to 5 May 2024
Participants: Beth Wootton
Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are calling on the nation to get down to the pool for Swimathon 2024 - thousands of swimmers, two great causes, one big charity challenge.


Since 2017 I have undertaken a swimming challenge as part of Swimathon and raised , from kindness of friends family and colleagues , a reasonable amount of money for these terrific charities .I have especially been motivated to do this because of the amount of people I know who have suffered from  cancer in recent years including my own mother  and I really admire the  work that Marie Curie  and Cancer Research UK do to help people with the many and various versions of  this terrible disease .This year ( as I approach my 62nd birthday)  is slightly  different as experiencing some arthritis problems with my knees I can’t quite swim the distance I have previously . Even so I am determined to participate albeit for a shorter swim . . So we have made 2024 a family affair and wonderfully for me , my daughter Beth who spends her days working in film/ tv costume design  ( who is a lot younger and a better swimmer than me !) is joining  me to swim and fundraise over the Swimathon weekend . And while I aim to swim 2.5k on Saturday 26th of April at New Malden Centre pool  ( more than I have  managed to swim in a single session so far this year !)  she will on Sunday 28th swim 5k in Kensington Leisure Centre pool . Last year I managed to raise £5000 on my own and just hoping  teaming up with Beth the two of us combined can get somewhere near the same figure . With of course us reaching our targets and everyone being very kind and generous !! So do hope  If you are reading this it might encourage you to donate and help us help these oh so deserving charities  I will update this page in lead up and when  and if we have completed the challenge.

Thanks so much for reading

Very Best

Adrian & Beth Wootton xx

Cancer Research UK is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world and will stay at the forefront of the global fight against cancer. 1 in 2 of us will get cancer. All of us can support the research that will beat it. Marie Curie is here for people with any terminal illness, and those close to them from diagnosis to bereavement. Our nurses and healthcare assistants support families directly across the UK. Our free support line can help with any question about end of life.And we campaign for structural change and fund vital research that improves end of life for everyone. On 26-28 April, thousands of swimmers will be heading to over 400 pools across the UK to raise money for our two amazing charity partners. Together we can really make a difference. We invite our swimmers to tell their story to help spread awareness and raise vital funds for these two incredible causes.

About the campaign

Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are calling on the nation to get down to the pool for Swimathon 2024 - thousands of swimmers, two great causes, one big charity challenge.

About the charity

The Swimathon Foundation (TSF) owns the annual national Swimathon event. Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are uniting as partners for Swimathon to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the nation’s hearts. This is your chance to fundraise for both incredible causes.

Donation summary

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+ £1,180.00 Gift Aid
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