Swimming the Distance confirmation

Thank you for registering for Swimming the Distance.

This year, we’re making the challenge even more exciting and we are delighted that you’ll be joining us. You will shortly receive a welcome email, that will confirm your registration is complete. This may fall into your spam/junk folder so please double check these folders if you don’t receive it.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact community@roycastle.org

Getting your fundraiser set up

Your next step is to set up your JustGiving page. Once you’ve done that we’ll be able to see how you’re doing with your fundraising and with every milestone we’ll send you a gift as a token of our appreciation. Just as a reminder, here is what’s up for grabs.

  • Raise £50 for your branded swim cap
  • Raise £80 for your branded towel
  • Raise £100 for your medal

You will shortly receive your FREE Swimming the Distance t-shirt, given to all swimmers who sign up.

Why your support matters

By signing up to our Swimming the Distance challenge you will be helping people like Kerrie who was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in February 2020.

Despite her diagnosis, Kerrie decided she wanted to help others and last year, signed up to our Swimming the Distance challenge. Kerrie swam 10,085 in a bid to raise vital funds for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

“I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in February 2020 and realised quite quickly how underfunded this cancer is due to the stigma. My hope is that with more funds raised, more treatments will become available so that we can all live longer whilst managing this disease.”

Kerrie is now on the watch and wait regime after receiving treatment throughout the pandemic, which resulted in a 85% reduction in her primary tumour.

Read Kerrie’s story here.

Without your support we couldn’t continue to fund vital research projects that progress knowledge of lung cancer and treatment options for patients like Kerrie.