Bex Lewis

Manchester Met Uni Lecturers Swim for Cancer Research UK/Marie Curie

Fundraising for Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie & The Swimathon Foundation
£1,310
raised of £800 target
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: Swimathon 2019, from 29 March 2019 to 31 March 2019
Participants: Bex Lewis, Jayne Rodgers, Jeff McCarthy, Allie Johns, Sarah Penney, Jo Bodley, Brendan Keegan, Claire Halfpenny
Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are calling on the nation to get down to the pool for Swimathon 2019 - thousands of swimmers, two great causes, one big charity challenge.

Story

Cancer has truly got in the way of my life since August 2017, when I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. After going through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy (documented on http://drbexl.co.uk/category/cancer/), I hoped that the 'cancer treadmill' was flattening out. 

My colleagues and I, lecturers in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, therefore signed up to participate in this Swimathon. 8 of us, of differing swimming abilities, will be  swimming independently and then combining our swim distances together, to ensure that we've swum at least 10km between us.  This page offers space to donate on behalf of any of the team-members listed above. 

Unfortunately, my cancer has metastasised into my spine (thankfully small), so I'm about to enter more treatment. I may have to do my swimming early, or my colleagues may have to cover my distance... an example of the flexibility and backing up that my team have given me throughout this process.  

Join us for Swimathon 2019 – the World’s largest annual fundraising swim.

Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are calling on the nation to get down to the pool for Swimathon 2019 – thousands of swimmers, two great causes, one big charity challenge.

Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity is dedicated to saving lives through research. They don’t receive any government funding for their work, so their progress is all thanks to the support of people like you.

Marie Curie provides expert care, guidance and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Around 2,100 Marie Curie Nurses work day and night, in people’s homes all over the UK, providing hands-on care to people when they need it most. 

On 29th – 31st March 2019, over 21,000 swimmers will be heading down to over  600 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 2019 - 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

Total raised
£1,310.00
Online donations
£1,310.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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