St Michaels Mount Swim 2018

Sat, 18 Aug 2018
11:00am - 01:00pm
Organiser: The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health

The Chestnut Appeal 2018 St Michaels Mount Swim 

The Chestnut Appeal for Mens' Health annual one and a half mile swim around the spectacular St Michaels Mount will take place on Saturday 18th  August 2018 at 11.00.

The St Michaels Mount swim starts on the beach at Marazion where swimmers will set off for the Mount over the causeway swimming through clear waters around the Mount before making a course back to the beach to cheers from friends and family and a welcome pasty.

David Squires, Events Manager at the Chestnut Appeal said “The swim can be quite challenging and we ask that all those who take part can complete the distance in a pool and have experience of Open Water Swimming.”

 “Its such a fantastic event in a stunning location and the event attracts people from all corners of the UK to take part." said David Squires

A recent fundraising campaign has meant that the Chestnut Appeal is now able to provide the very latest in equipment for faster diagnosis of prostate cancer now in place at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. 

At a cost of £105,000 the Ultrasound - MRI Fusion Scanner for Targeted Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer is the first of its kind in the region.  The Chestnut Appeal hope that soon they can announce the arrival of a second Scanner in the East of the region and it is their aim and with the support of the public to install others in Torbay and Truro as and when funds allow.

The St Michaels Mount swim will be fully supported by the team from Event Water Safety.  Event Water Safety provide the necessary expertise and craft and have covered all the Chestnut Appeal’s charity swims since 2011.  EWS provide safety at some of the UK’s biggest swims including the Dart 10k and Bournemouth Pier to Pier.

Registration for the swim is £35. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that helps Prostate Cancer patients and their families, so we ask all our St Michaels Mount Swimmers set themselves a Sponsorship target of at least £75.

This will be our fifth swim around the mount and it’s a swim that has helped us raise our profile in Cornwall and has seen us attract new supporters.  So if you fancy a new challenge and at the same time raise money to help men with prostate cancer in the region then why not register today.

Entry to the St Michaels Mount Swim includes; a medal on completion of the swim, full water safety support from Event Water Safety, an event swim cap, water and an end of swim pasty.

The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health is a charity that supports men with Prostate Cancer and their families across Devon and Cornwall.

St. Michaels Mount, home to the St. Aubyn family is managed by the National Trust and a beautiful place to visit. At low tide, it is possible to walk across the causeway to the mount.

for more information please contact David on chestnut.events@nhs.net

 

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