The 2023 Cawsand swim

There are two distances; 2km and 4km. The 2km swim will see swimmers set off from the beach at Cawsand and swim along the Bay to Kingsand, to the Mermaid Buoy, to a 1km marker buoy and back inside the swim buoys.

Bobbing for Nuts

Woohoo, on a  winters morning after a super gorgeous refreshing swim, the conversation, over hot chocolate, began “lets swim Drakes Island!’ So here we are, with the date fast approaching  and it’s time to ask our friends and family to help us raise funds for the Chestnut Appeal – We  both have  friends and family…

Plymouth Breakwater Swim 3.2km 25th June 2023

Hi The Plymouth Breakwater Swim is not for the faint hearted, 3.2km of non stop swimming along the coastline of Jenny Cliff Bay. I am doing it all to raise awareness and money for the Chestnut Appeal. My great grandad had prostate cancer so it is a cause which is close to my heart. I…

Colin Mesher

We had a  Go Karting Event a Mega Grand Prix at Ernesettle in Plymouth on  Friday 5th August 2022 to raise some money for The Chestnut Appeal,  in memory of our dear friend Colin Mesher who sadly passed in April this year, after a long and very brave battle with prostate cancer.  Colin was a…

Derriford Hospital Chestnut Appeal + Drakes Island Cancer Fundraiser

Over the years we’ve realised that Men’s Health suffers from an imbalance and at the core of our work is highlighting this most common cancer in men, as well as Prostate Cancer. The Chestnut Appeal was founded in 1999 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and has now gone on to be at the forefront of…

Men’s Health Drake’s Island Swim Challenge

Thank you for visiting this fundraising page. In a 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) swim from the Royal William Yard to Drakes Island and back on July 3rd, I will take part in my first open water swim event. To help the Chestnut Appeal for Men’s Health, I am holding a fundraising event for my friends and family….

Pete’s 2021 Summer Swims

The  swims I completed were both lake and sea swims and they were: 1.  Cotswold Big Swim I (lake) 3rd July – 1 mile 2. Looe Island Sea (sea) 5th September – 1.7km 3. Cotswold Big Swim II (lake) 11th September – 2 miles  4. Burgh Island Swim (sea) 19th September – 1 mile (with my…