Burgh Island is one of the most spectacular Round Island swims in the UK and is an excellent chance to take part in an iconic swim around the Island made famous as a favourite getaway for Agatha Christie.
The Burgh Island swim is suitable for those who can swim a mile in the pool and have experience of Open Water Swimming and be confident swimming in various sea conditions. Registration for the swim is £30. 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 across Devon and Cornwall.
And we are delighted that Marchand Petit and the Burgh Island Hotel are the 2019 Burgh Island Swim sponsors. Having great sponsorship means we have been able to attract a new audience and that we are able to promote the charity around the event.
It’s hard to believe that The Chestnut Appeal is 20 years old this year. It’s a charity that makes a real and tangible difference in the local area and works with patients, nurses, doctors and consultants to ensure our help is best placed in the community.
We provide the very latest in treatments, bring state of the art technology to our hospitals and fund nurse’s salaries, this wouldn’t be available without community fundraising and we rely on donations from the public, so this Iconic Swim we hold every year is one of our big fundraisers and really helps us achieve our aims.
To date the Burgh Island swim has raised over £120,000 for the Chestnut Appeal.
Over the years we’ve realised that Men’s Health suffers from an imbalance so at the very core of our work is highlighting this most common cancer in men, as well as Prostate Cancer, we also raise awareness of Testicular Cancer and Penile Cancer, two other quite treatable cancers that sadly if left can be devastating.
More than 47,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the UK every year, that’s 129 men a day.
The success of the Chestnut Appeal is a testament to what can be achieved if we work together as a community.
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For more information about the work of the charity go to – www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
To register for the Burgh Island Swim go to – www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
The Chestnut Appeal for Men’s Health, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH
Registered Charity No. 1087175