People in Bristol are being asked to make a splash for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) this September.
The charity, which runs the Charlton Farm children’s hospice near Wraxall, is urging supporters to take part in a water-based activity to raise vital funds to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Kayley Waller, CHSW event fundraiser said anyone could take part in the September Splash.
“Whether you choose to do a swim, surf, sail or another fun activity in the water, we want people to make a splash and help raise vital funds to make the most of short and precious lives,” she said.
“It could be in your paddling pool, local swimming pool, or the open water – there is nothing too small or too big, so get those swimming costumes, shorts or wet suits on and make a huge difference.”
Kayley said Bristol swim clubs and businesses were already keen to take the plunge, including the Little Swim Company, and Bristol surf centre The Wave, which is planning a number of fundraising initiatives.
Helen Brown and Vic Forman, founders of Little Swim Company, said:
Most of our happiest childhood memories revolved around water, so if we can get our swimmers taking part and fundraising to help create memories for the children and families, then that is just amazing.
Taking part in CHSW’s September Splash could help fund hydrotherapy sessions at Charlton Farm for children and young people with stiff joints, muscle spasms or muscle wasting conditions. The therapeutic experience of water can help improve flexibility and reduce pain, as well as allowing them to have fun and make precious memories with their families.
“It’s completely free to sign up to September Splash and if you can raise more than £30, you will receive a certificate and medal to show off,” added Kayley.
To take part in September Splash or for more information, click HERE!