“Fantastic, unbelievable , amazing,
and a huge thank you to everyone involved” These were the words of Peter Tamblin, the Chairman and Co-ordinator
of the Padstow to Rock swim, at the recent photo call, to celebrate achieving the record total of £50,322 pounds for
the 2012 Swim, which will go directly to Marie Curie Cancer Care in Cornwall.
Peter went on to say that this was a real team effort,
centred on a tireless Committee who work throughout the year to ensure the Swim runs smoothly. The Committee is helped
by literally dozens of volunteers and other organisations who give both their time and support.
to this our three sponsors, Sharp’s Brewery, the Seafood Restaurant, the Metropole hotel, and we have a pretty formidable
team. This of course, would all be to no avail without the Swimmers, both in taking up the challenge of the Swim,
and in raising huge amounts of money through personal sponsorship.
With the generous support
of our three main sponsors, all of the money raised by the swimmers will go directly to the Cornwall Nursing Appeal for Marie Curie, so that they can
continue to provide much needed support for terminally ill patients here in Cornwall.
The Padstow to Rock Swim is one of only a handful of UK Open Water swims that anyone can
enter. It aims to raise substantial sums for charity, while providing a safe and challenging event for all entrants. It provides highly-organised support and safety cover, allowing first-time open-water swimmers
the chance to take on the challenge of outdoor swimming. Since 2007
the swim has raised over £150,000 for charity.