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LONDON CITY SWIM  •  21st SEPTEMBER 2018  •  LONDON ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK

London City Swim is a charity swim, taking place in London Docklands on Friday 21st September 2018 from 5pm. The aim of the swim is to bring together hundreds of swimmers who wish to make a difference by swimming to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease (MND).

Think of it as a charity gala, with a difference – replace the dance floor with a stunning body of open water, substitute neoprene for dinner suits and no need for hairspray when you have a swimming hat.

The event will start with each of the swimmers taking on a 500m lap of the Royal Victoria Dock, in a series of waves, with the fastest 4  men and 4 women from each wave being invited to progress to the 200m Super-Sprint Final. The remaining swimmers will be able to wrap themselves in their complimentary dressing gown, and begin the all-inclusive after-party while watching the competitive swimmers get serious.

With awards for both teams and individuals, spot prizes, food, drink and a DJ to keep the party going, London City Swim promises to be the closest thing you’ll get to a beach party in London this September.

And with all event costs covered by our sponsors Intertrust and Barrows, EVERY SINGLE PENNY of sponsorship money raised will go towards our £200,000 target.

So sign up today and #SwimforMND

#SwimforMND
#LondonCitySwim

London
City Swim

LONDON CITY SWIM  •  21st SEPTEMBER 2018  •  LONDON ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK

London City Swim is a charity swim, taking place in London Docklands on Friday 21st September 2018 from 5pm. The aim of the swim is to bring together hundreds of swimmers who wish to make a difference by swimming to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease (MND).

Think of it as a charity gala, with a difference – replace the dance floor with a stunning body of open water, substitute neoprene for dinner suits and no need for hairspray when you have a swimming hat.

The event will start with each of the swimmers taking on a 500m lap of the Royal Victoria Dock, in a series of waves, with the fastest 4  men and 4 women from each wave being invited to progress to the 200m Super-Sprint Final. The remaining swimmers will be able to wrap themselves in their complimentary dressing gown, and begin the all-inclusive after-party while watching the competitive swimmers get serious.

With awards for both teams and individuals, spot prizes, food, drink and a DJ to keep the party going, London City Swim promises to be the closest thing you’ll get to a beach party in London this September.

And with all event costs covered by our sponsors Intertrust and Barrows, EVERY SINGLE PENNY of sponsorship money raised will go towards our £200,000 target.

So sign up today and #SwimforMND

#SwimforMND
#LondonCitySwim

“We are delighted to once again be involved in the London City Swim 2018.  Last year’s event was truly special, and saw people of all ages and abilities come together to swim for MND.  We feel privileged to be a part of this event and look forward to building on the success of last year so that we can continue to fund even more vital research into motor neurone disease. Together, we can achieve a world free from MND.”

Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising, The MND Association.

The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly, with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff, all sharing the same goal – to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them. We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Our vision is ‘A world free from MND’ and our mission is threefold:

  • We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
  • We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
  • We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

“City Swim is an inspiration! It has been fantastic to see so many support the cause to finding a cure for MND. It was both an honour and a joy to be a part of the first London City Swim and we look forward to our continued involvement this year and building on the success of the global initiative to end MND.”

Elizabeth Forrester, Executive Director of The Stephen Hawking Direction

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was established on the initiative of Professor Stephen Hawking to facilitate research into Cosmology, Astrophysics and Fundamental Particle Physics both at school and university level. It will also facilitate and support work relating to Motor Neurone Disease and those living with the disease.

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was launched on 29th October 2015 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

“We are delighted to once again be involved in the London City Swim 2018.  Last year’s event was truly special, and saw people of all ages and abilities come together to swim for MND.  We feel privileged to be a part of this event and look forward to building on the success of last year so that we can continue to fund even more vital research into motor neurone disease. Together, we can achieve a world free from MND.”

Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising, The MND Association.

The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly, with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff, all sharing the same goal – to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them. We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Our vision is ‘A world free from MND’ and our mission is threefold:

  • We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
  • We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
  • We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

“City Swim is an inspiration! It has been fantastic to see so many support the cause to finding a cure for MND. It was both an honour and a joy to be a part of the first London City Swim and we look forward to our continued involvement this year and building on the success of the global initiative to end MND.”

Elizabeth Forrester, Executive Director of The Stephen Hawking Direction

 

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was established on the initiative of Professor Stephen Hawking to facilitate research into Cosmology, Astrophysics and Fundamental Particle Physics both at school and university level. It will also facilitate and support work relating to Motor Neurone Disease and those living with the disease.

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was launched on 29th October 2015 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

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The event

On Friday 21st September, hundreds of swimmers will take to the Royal Victoria Dock, and race 500m to raise funds and awareness for MND. We are inviting people to put together teams of 4, to compete in this event. We also welcome individual swimmers.

Every team member and individual will swim a 500m lap of the Royal Victoria Docks. The team of 4 with the fastest combined time will become team champions.

We will then invite the fastest 4 men and 4 women from each wave to be part of the Super Sprint Final. 

Entry Costs

Every swimmer, whether they are swimming in a team or as an individual, will be asked for a £75 registration fee, and is given a sponsorship target of £425.

Full details of the entry costs can be found here.

We are also encouraging people living with MND to swim. If you are interested, or know someone who you think would like to take part, please get in touch. You can email enquiries@londoncityswim.com in the first instance.

Join us on 21st September 2018 from 4pm for an evening of swimming, food and entertainment, helping us to raise awareness and essential funds for research into MND with the hope of one day finding a cure. 100% of sponsorship money raised will go to the charities.

 

A LOOK BACK ON LCS 17

WHERE IT ALL STARTED 

The London City Swim has its roots in Amsterdam. In 2011, a group of friends swam the Hellespont in Turkey to support their friend Weert Jan Weerts who was living with Motor Neuron Disease.

Following the positive reaction to the swim, both in awareness raising and donations, in 2012 some of these swimmers organised the first Amsterdam City Swim, where 1,100 swimmers swam through the Amsterdam canals raising money for the ALS Foundation. By 2016 that number had increased to 2000 swimmers who raised over 2 million Euro in donations.

2015 saw the first New Amsterdam City Swim in the Hudson River New York, last year saw the inaugural London City Swim 2017 at the Royal Victoria Dock. This year, we’re back at the dock for London City Swim 2018!

Join us on 21st September for an afternoon of swimming, food and entertainment, helping us to raise awareness and essential funds to help people living with Motor Neurone Disease.