Charities

Swim for Charity, Any Charity...

The Monster Swim is an excellent event from which to raise funds for your favourite charity. Just think of the donations that you could raise when you tell your sponsors of the size of the Loch, the volume of water in it, the temperature and not forgetting Nessie herself!

Monster Swim's Principal Charity

We have teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care and are pleased to say that they are our principal event charity.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home supported by their families. Every £20 raised in sponsorship helps Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide more care and support.


On the day, they'll have a warm welcome waiting for you in their charity marquee with refreshments to ensure you recover from your Loch Ness Monster swim and relax for your journey home.

For more information call 08700 340 040 or email them - swims@mariecurie.org.uk Alternatively please visit the website at http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/events

Associated Charities

In addition to our principal charity we have our associated charities, please contact them directly if you would like discuss swimming for one of them.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK - Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in Scotland with over 247,000 people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  More worryingly there are around 49,000 who have Type 2 diabetes but do not even know they have it and we need you to help us towards a future without diabetes.

We are the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. We help people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support. We campaign with people with diabetes and with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care. We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes.

For more information on how to fundraise on behalf of Diabetes UK Scotland, contact scotlandfundraising@diabetes.org.uk or telephone 0141 245 6380.

CHILDREN 1ST is a leading child welfare charity in Scotland. Formerly the RSSPCC, we have 129 years of experience working with children and families. We support families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help them to recover from abuse and promote children's rights and interests.

We run 52 local services across Scotland as well as 4 national services including ParentLine Scotland, a free helpline and email service for anyone with a concern about a child.

Our vision is a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland.

Help us to achieve this vision. Take on the Monster Swim for CHILDREN 1ST this summer.

Contact Lindsay Mucka on 0131 319 8068 or at events@children1st.org.uk. Website: www.children1st.org.uk

 

Age Scotland aims to help all older people present a strong and effective voice and to reduce the challenges for those facing serious and multiple disadvantages as they grow older. Challenge yourself to the Monster Swim for Age Scotland and help us continue our life-changing work for older people in Scotland.

• We work in many communities across Scotland in partnership with individual older people, older people's groups, and statutory and voluntary agencies.

• We work with politicians, civil servants and journalist on issues affecting older people to inform public policy and practice, influence the civic agenda and further research into ageing and older people.

• Our Helpline provides information to older people in Scotland and those who care for and work with them.

Call us now on 0845 833 9334 or email gizem.fowler@agescotland.org.uk for more info.

Get more information on raising money for Age Scotland:  http://www.agescotland.org.uk/how_you_can_help/events/monster_swim_2011

 

“Every eight hours, someone in the UK is paralysed by spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time and will change someone’s life forever. Just imagine, could you go back to your home and life as before if you were suddenly in a wheelchair?

Aspire, the national spinal injuries charity, provides essential equipment and practical support so spinal cord injured people can move from injury to independence. Your fundraising will enable Aspire to provide advice, specialist technology, accessible housing and grants to spinal cord injured people throughout Scotland.

For more information call 020 8420 8951 or emailswim@aspire.org.uk. Alternatively please visit the website athttp://www.aspire.org.uk/

 

Please support British Heart Foundation Scotland. We're the nation's heart charity and our vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. We'll achieve this through pioneering research, improving prevention and treatment and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

The money will raised will make a real difference locally as it will help British Heart Foundation Scotland carry on the core work in this part of the country to save and improve the lives of people with heart disease.

Contact us on 0131 555 5891 or www.bhf.org.uk

 

Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only  children's hospice services in Scotland, supporting families with a child or children  with a life-shortening condition for which there is no known cure. CHAS runs two  children's hospices Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.

CHAS also runs a home care service called CHAS at Home staffed from both hospices and with a dedicated team in the North of Scotland.

 

MFR Cash for Kids is the charity arm of Moray Firth Radio. We raise funds throughout the year for distribution to children from all walks of life in our community.

Our fundraising team work hard throughout the year to raise vital funds for children from all walks of life in across the North of Scotland.
Importantly, all the money raised locally stays locally.
We support a wide range of children and children’s organisations throughout the North.
We are working on the frontline to give youngsters in our area the childhood they deserve and achieve their full potential as they continue to adulthood.

Hand in hand we can make a difference!

Asthma UK Scotland is the only charity dedicated to helping people with asthma in Scotland. We provide resources for those with the condition as well as healthcare professionals who are treating them.  We campaign and lobby for a better deal for people with asthma and provide research funding to develop better treatments for the condition.
Asthma affects 368,000 people in Scotland, 72,000 children.  It is a serious condition resulting in around 100 deaths every year in Scotland.  Asthma UK Scotland wants to see this figure reduced and work hard to ensure that people with asthma get the best possible treatment no matter where they live.

For more information please contact Shona on shaslam@asthma.org.uk,

0131 226 2544, http://www.asthma.org.uk/fundraise-for-us

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is a national registered charity, funding research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia and to improve survival rates and outcomes.  We are working hard to bring an end to the devastating effects of these diseases and work across Scotland and the UK raising awareness amongst members of the public and health professionals and providing support to those affected.

Meningitis and septicaemia are diseases that can affect anyone of any age, but most cases are in babies, toddlers and young adults.  They remain the major infectious cause of death in children in the UK.
One in ten people who contract bacterial meningitis & septicaemia will die and of those who survive, one in four will experience after effects as severe as brain damage, deafness and amputation.

Chris Head, MRF Chief Executive says:  “This is the disease most feared by parents.  It kills more children under five than any other infectious disease and leaves survivors with life-changing disabilities. The UK’s child mortality rates are amongst the highest in Europe.”

Until vaccines are found and implemented, continued awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia is vital.

We also operate aFreefone helpline – 080 8800 3344 available 365 days a year. It provides information to the general public and health professionals and can handle queries in 150 languages. We also have extensive information, research insights and case studies on our website www.meningitis.org

By taking part in this event people will be raising funds to help us achieve our vision of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.  We very much hope who dares swims, swims for our vision.  

Contact Alison Baker 0131 510 2345; alisonbaker@scotland-meningitis.org.uk

 

The Leanne Fund

Established in 2009 in memory of Leanne Mitchell, The Leanne Fund is a registered charity which provides special treats and experiences for young people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis across the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetically inherited condition which affects both the respiratory and the digestive systems by clogging them with a thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food. Sufferers must follow a rigorous daily treatment programme included physiotherapy, medications, inhalers, nebulisers, enhanced nutrition and exercise.

  • Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Each week two young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.
  • There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

The Leanne Fund provides a unique opportunity for young people with CF to treat themselves to something special or to do something really special – a chance to create happy memories.

Your support will help to fulfil Leanne’s wish to make a difference in the lives of young people with CF.

Please contact Chrisetta Mitchell - info@theleannefund.co.uk, www.theleannefund.co.uk

 

Walk the walk raise money for breast cancer awareness.

 


Monster Swim

August 17th 2013, Loch Ness