HEART RESEARCH UK – SWIM THE CHANNEL WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME TOWN
Ever wanted to take on a big challenge to raise money for charity but never felt like you had the time? Did you aim to get fitter this year but haven’t go motivated yet?
This year Heart Research UK is giving you the chance to swim the channel, but don’t worry it’s in the comfort of your local swimming pool! Swim as an individual or a team and complete 22 miles over 12 weeks, whilst raising money for a pioneering heart research charity.
This is the perfect challenge to take on if you don’t have much time; it can be done in the morning before work or in your free time at the weekend, you can’t have any excuses!
By signing up for Swim the Channel Challenge you are not only raising money for a fantastic charity but you will also get fitter and healthier along the way. Having a set challenge and sponsors will help you stick to your fitness goals and you’ll feel great knowing all the money you raise will be spent helping hearts near you.
Heart Research UK celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and they have a lot to celebrate. They have funded over £25million of medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease and your support helps this pioneering research continue on into the future. In the last 50 years they’ve helped to reduce the number of UK deaths from cardiovascular disease by more than half – an achievement they are very proud of.
It may come as a surprise that heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, and even more of a surprise that a significant number of cases are preventable. In fact, by completing the swim the channel challenge and getting fitter, you will be reducing your risk of heart disease.
Sign up by calling 0113 234 7474 or email email@example.com and you’ll be sent a fundraising pack including a swim diary to track your lengths, sponsorship forms, tips and posters to promote your challenge.
Register online and set up your JustGiving page before Friday 13 April and you will be entered into a prize draw to win Poolmate watch worth £69.99.