Rock Rail is delighted to be one of the main sponsors for this year’s ‘Padstow to Rock Swim’. The swim offers participants the unique opportunity of a one-mile open water swim across the Camel Estuary in Cornwall, starting at Padstow and finishing in Rock, the small village after which Rock Rail is named. The event brings the local community together in an afternoon of swimming challenges and festivities and is the only time that members of the public are allowed to swim the tidal crossing.
The annual swim has its origins in the early 1970s when a local enthusiast decided to raise money for charity by persuading friends and family to swim across the estuary. The event has grown rapidly each year and since 2011 has been raising funds to support Marie Curie. Last year over an incredible £80,000 was raised to support the charity which provides care and support to people living with terminal illnesses and to their families, aiming to help those affected achieve the best quality of life and maintain their independence and dignity for as long as possible.
Rock Rail’s support enables the provision of professional life guards to help safely escort swimmers across the estuary as well as providing all swimmers with swimming caps.
This year Mark Swindell, Rock Rail CEO, will also be amongst the 400 or so swimmers to take to the water on Sunday 14th July to raise funds for Marie Curie.
For more information about the swim and the work of Marie Curie please click here.
If you would like to support Mark on his epic swim to raise funds for Marie Curie please click here.