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Great North Swim

The Arla Great North Swim will be back on 7-9 June 2024. Limited places available!

Distance 1 Mile (equivalent to 64 lengths of a 25m pool)

Whether you’re looking to get fit, improve your time, soak up some nature or raise money for charity, you‘ll be part of an amazing collective experience – guaranteed.  Dive into nature and join us at the UK’s biggest open water swimming event. So what do you say – see you on the shore?

Click the link below to register via our partners Run For Charity.

Register for the Great North Swim – Friday.

Register for the Great North Swim – Saturday.

Register for the Great North Swim – Sunday.

Born Survivor 2024

Born Survivor Saturday 27th April 2024

Signup deadline 12th April 2024


If you are interested in taking part in support of East Cheshire Hospice, please complete the form below. A member of the team will respond with your link to register and further instructions.

If you have any questions, please email fundraising@echospice.org.uk.

Born Survivor 2024

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Recruit your buddies for what will be the UK’s Ultimate Obstacle Course Mission set at the stunning Capesthorne Hall overlooking the immense Jodrell Bank! 

This is the Ultimate Team Mission for 2024 and one certainly worthy of the awesome medal that will be pinned on your chest after completing this glorious raid! Test your physical/mental resolve and in doing so forge a team camaraderie that can only be truly replicated in a Military inspired environment.

More info on the Born Survivor website here.


What to expect

This course is designed by Elite Royal Marine Commandos and features 30 Awesome Military Grade Obstacles incorporating a 10km Classic Course, 10km Elite Squadron competitive wave and a 5km Survivor option!

The course is guaranteed to take you on the ultimate adventure as you negotiate breath taking slides, cold water obstacles, climbing nets, underground tunnels such as The Great Escape, climbing walls and other Top Secret Obstacles, not forgetting the infamous Big Wall Finisher….THE BLITZ!

Celebrate your victory afterwards and enjoy some top quality food before heading to our awesome Survivor Stripes Bar to enjoy the after party with our resident 7 piece Band The Jager Maestros.

Spectators are welcome to explore the beautiful nearby grounds of Capesthorne Hall and chill out in the buzzing Born Survivor event village before they cheer you on as you tackle the epic course finale.


Who can sign up?

Prepare to carry your team to glory and rally the troops for the optimum team building day for Gym Groups, Boot Camps, Lone Adventurers, Work Colleagues, Sports Teams, Stags & Hens and Birthday Parties etc.

If you dare take on this adventure you’ll need a stiff upper lip to conquer the challenge alone. We encourage teamwork and even if you don’t enter as a team we know you’ll assist your fellow Survivors in completing the course. But it’s not a race; it’s designed as a challenge for everyone over the age of 16 to tackle at their pace, whatever their ability.

Have you got what it takes? Will power is key here, as they say in the Military, if the mind is willing….the body will follow!

Please note that you must be age 16 and over to participate in Born Survivor.


Cost

Registration is cheaper when signing up with East Cheshire Hospice!

Places are a discounted £50 each and you can sign up to do a 10km (30 obstacles) or a 5k (20 obstacles) – both are the same price.

Since this only covers the price we pay for your tickets, we do ask that participants also gain sponsorship and fundraise in support of the Hospice. We kindly suggest participants aim to raise at least £50.


 

What’s included when you sign up?

  • Born Survivor Dog Tag Medal!
  • New Obstacles and Course Route.
  • 2024 Design Soft Cotton Quality T’shirt.
  • Legendary Born Survivor Head Over.
  • Born Survivor Temporary Body Tattoo.
  • Water stops
  • Awesome organisation – We put our Survivors first!
  • Professional OCR Photographers capturing your every muddy move. 2 X Free finisher photos – Action Photos incur an additional Charge,
  • Changing tents
  • Bag drop (£3 donation to Unique Kidz charity)
  • Quality food stalls.
  • Live Music and on course interaction!
  • Survivor Stripes Bar selling Beer and Gin.
  • Free spectators – Parking charge applies to all vehicles.

 

 

Highlights of the day include

  • Free Finish & In Action Photographs.
  • Quality food stalls.
  • Live Music and on course interaction!!
  • Survivor Stripes Bar selling Beer and Gin.
  • Born Survivor Temporary Body Tattoos.
  • Free spectators – Parking charge applies to all vehicles.

So what are you waiting for? Take on this challenge whilst raising vital funds for the East Cheshire Hospice.


Please view the Terms & Conditions before booking.

Participants must print, sign and bring this Waiver Form with them on the day.

Synchronised Swimming Challenge

Reckon you’ve got what it takes?

Synchronised swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing an elaborate routine in perfect synchronisation, accompanied by music.

Gather a group of friends and set yourselves the challenge to learn how to synchronise swim and put together a routine that will eventually be performed to an audience. The challenge is to learn a routine before the big performance day and encourage supporters to sponsor you all for the challenge in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice.

 

How do I get started?

Start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your swimming challenge, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

Show off your new and improved skills whilst raising those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Swimming Relay Race

Get your cossies on and take a plunge into this exciting and competitive challenge idea!

Why not host your own swimming relay competition, this could be between your mates or an event for the whole community to enjoy! Find yourself a swimming venue and organise a date and time for your challenge to take place. Create loads of promotional material and start raining in those sign ups. You could charge £5 per team of four and encourage each participant to raise funds for the East Cheshire Hospice, or have a collection bucket on the day.

Make sure that your participants can swim confidently have ensure you have plenty of lifeguards on duty.

How do I start fundraising?

The best way to collect sponsorship would be to take cash on the day of the event. We have plenty of collection buckets and pots you can use for your event, please see contact details below of how to get in touch with us.

If you want to keep your donations online, start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your swimming relay fundraiser, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

You could even live stream your challenge directly to your Just Giving fundraising page!

Follow the step-by-step process by clicking the link here to see how you could add a live stream to your age.

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Swimming Challenge

Why not earn yourself a medal for your swimming challenge?

Now that local swimming pools are open or you may even have your own pool, why not take on a swimming challenge of your choice.

Whether is the front crawl, butterfly, or breaststroke, all you need to do is set your target distance, pick a challenge date and start raising those vital funds for the East Cheshire Hospice!

 Sign up now to the ‘Race Your Pace’ website by clicking here. Simply choose your swimming distance, complete your challenge, and submit your evidence to receive your medal in the post!

How do I start fundraising?

Whatever type of swimming and distance you decide to take on, start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your challenge, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Paddle Race

Splash your way to the finish line and race your buddies with a Paddle Board race fundraiser!

Start by finding a venue that will allow you to hire paddle board equipment for your fundraising event, you never know, you may even find a location that is willing to sponsor your event and let you use the site for free!

If Stand Up Paddle boards are not your thing you could hire a kayak or canoe instead, just make sure everyone is using the same equipment to keep the race fair.

Ask for donations to take part or spectate the event, you could even heat up the competition by taking bets on who you think will win!

 

How do I start fundraising?

The best way to collect sponsorship would be to take cash on the day of the event. We have plenty of collection buckets and pots you can use for your event, please see contact details below of how to get in touch with us.

If you want to keep your donations online, start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your fundraiser, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

   

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Fitness Challenge

Why not push yourself to finally go on that run you’ve been putting off and raise those vital funds for the East Cheshire Hospice at the same time!

Today is the day that you will ditch the ‘maybe I will start tomorrow’ attitude and set yourself a personal fitness goal. Sign up to the gym, start a couch to 5k programme or simply start by going on a walk each day.

Check out the NHS Live Well page for some interesting tips and ideas – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

How do I get started?

Whatever your goal may be, start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your challenge, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

 

Start living a healthier and happy lifestyle whilst raising those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477