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All entrants are encouraged to raise as much money through sponsorship as possible.
For the 2015 swim, Seasalt Cornwall have 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 is an organisation which provides high quality care, support and nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer illnesses the choice of dying at home, supported by their families. It runs nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK offering free specialist care for patients and support for families. 

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?

Click on the poster to display a larger size which can be printed off and put up in a prominent position.

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 2014 is Marie Curie Cancer Care, as it has been since 2011. The Padstow to Rock Swim is raising much-needed money specifically for the Cornwall Nursing Appeal for Marie Curie.

If every entrant raised just £100 in sponsorship, we would, combined with the entry fees, raise a massive £40,000!

£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. 
The 2011 swim beat all records by raising over £40,300. The 2012 swim beat that again by raising a staggering £50,059. 

© Padstow Rock Swim Organising Committee 2014