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All entrants are encouraged to raise as much money through sponsorship as possible.
 
For the 2017 swim, Seasalt Cornwall donated vouchers for the swimmers who raise the most sponsorship, as follows:
 
Under 16 years old:  £75 voucher for the most raised, £25 voucher for the runner-up
16 years old and over:  £75 voucher for the most raised, £25 voucher for the runner up
The Padstow to Rock Swim is a personal challenge, but it's all about raising money for charity.

Marie Curie helps everyone affected by a terminal illness get the information and support they need. There are currently 21 Marie Curie nurses who cover the county of Cornwall.  Recruitment is also taking place to increase this number to help us reach more patients.  Marie Curie Nurses work night and day in people’s homes across the UK.

Marie Curie care for people with any terminal illnesses including cancer, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other illnesses.

Over the last 70 years Marie Curie has helped millions of people with a terminal illness and their families.

The charity also provides a wealth of information for someone who is ill as well as family members and friends. The charity has a Support Line staffed by trained advisers who can provide emotional support and give trusted information on everything from day-to-day care to financial information and legal issues. Marie Curie also has an online Community where people can share experiences and find support by talking to people in a similar situation.

What’s more, Marie Curie is the leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses and also campaigns on issues that affect people with a terminal illness and their families.

Marie Curie have 9 hospices throughout the UK which offer specialist round-the-clock care.


As well as the entry fee, swimmers are strongly encouraged to raise as much money as possible through sponsorship.
 
Want help to raise awareness for your sponsors? Contact the Marie Curie office in Truro on 01872 260500 or go to mariecurie.org.uk


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Once registered you will be sent a sponsorship form that you can take to family, friends and colleagues.

Alternatively, using JustGiving.com you can set up a personal sponsorship page to automatically collect and hand over the cash.

Please ask sponsors to select Gift Aid so that their sponsorship is increased by 25p for every £1 given.
Our charity partner for 2018 is Marie Curie, as it has been since 2011. The Padstow to Rock Swim is raising much-needed money specifically for Cornwall.
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£20 raised will pay for a Marie Curie Nurse for one hour in a patient's home

£135 raised would pay for attendance at a Day Therapy unit for one day in a Marie Curie Hospice

£160 raised will pay for a full shift for a Marie Curie Nurse in a patient's home

£800 raised pays for the cost of caring for an in-patient in a Marie Curie Hospice for a day

In the period between 2007 and 2010 the swim raised over £65,000 for charity, with the 2010 swim raising a fantastic £22,000. 
 
And in the last six years, the swim has now raised just over £342,000 for Marie Curie - just fantastic. 

© Padstow Rock Swim Organising Committee 2017