A massive £54,541 has been raised from the 2014 swim for Marie Curie Nursing Service - a FANTASTIC figure. Congratulations to all our wonderful swimmers who took part in the 2014 swim - what a wonderful day
“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 £54,541 pounds for the 2014 Swim. All of 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.
Add to this our four sponsors, Mariners Lettings, Sharp’s Brewery,
The Seafood Restaurant, and The Metropole Hotel, then 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. You are all heroes, and we cannot thank you enough.
2014 swim conditions
A great swim in near-perfect conditions. An earlier tide, so not such a high tide, sunshine and very little
wind combined to give swimmers some of the easiest conditions for a number of years. The corporate team from Padstow
Brewing Company beat the mighty Sharp's Brewery team in the hard-fought corporate challenge, taking the Hawkins Trophy
for endeavour! Word has it there will be a further team taking part in the corporate challenge in 2015 - look out
Padstow Brewing Company! Pictures from the 2014 swim are on our Facebook page - feel free to
add your own.
Bring your family and friends to cheer you on and enjoy the entertainment
at the start and finish. It is also a great event to watch. The swimmers leave from the Padstow slipway outside the
Sailing Club/Sea Cadet Unit at the start of the Camel Trail and swim to the RNLI slipway on Rock Beach. A bar and BBQ
are open to everyone at the finish in Rock, to provide time and space to exchange swimming stories, rest the limbs
and feed the soul!
The Padstow to Rock Swim is all about raising money for charity. Our chosen Charity partner is Marie Curie
care and support through terminal illness, an organisation which provides Marie Curie Nurses who care for terminally ill patients and their
families. The swim will raise money for their Cornwall Nursing Appeal.
don't fancy swimming but would like to help out? Then we'd be delighted to hear from you! Please get in touch using
the Contact Us page.