Liz and Mary’s St Micheal’s Mount Swim 2021

Having bravely decided to swim in The Chestnut Appeal’s most challenging open water fundraiser in 2020, mother and daughter duo Liz and Mary are finally hoping to complete their challenge in September 2021. Mary lives in Cornwall and, despite a strong aversion to the cold, has been pushing herself to get in the sea regularly…

Mark’s 4km Breakwater swim for Prostate Cancer

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read about my fundraising attempt. Every year more than 47,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the UK, that’s 129 men a day, with 11,500 of these men dying. The Chestnut Appeal support the very latest in treatments and technology that wouldn’t be available without…

Cawsands to Kingsands and Looe Island swims

In January of 2020 my 20yr old son was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The team on the Chestnut ward were amazing. To help raise awareness and support the Chestnut appeal  I signed up to the Looe Island event. Having only been open water swimming for 2yrs with the support of a group of friends I…

Cawsand swim

Hi there my name is Kerry. I wanted to take part in this swim as it is a charity I feel I would love to support. This will be a challenge for me as I haven’t been swimming that long and only completed my first sea swim before Covid. I don’t like being out of…

Cawsands to Kingsands sea swim

My good friend Karen & I are braving the seas & swimming 1 mile from Cawsands to Kingsands. This is Karen’s first organised swim & my first swimming event in 2 years. I swore I’d never do one again as the last charity swim I did nearly broke me, but hey I love a challenge…

Chestnut Appeal

I will set off from the beach with the swim to Drakes Island and back taking place in the shelter of Firestone Bay.  It’s around 1.5km in distance.