2017 will see the very first London City Swim taking place on Friday 22nd September at the Royal Victoria Dock. Based on the success of the Amsterdam City Swim which is in its fifth year, the event aims to raise awareness of and funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND). We’re delighted to be benefiting from this event and hope as many of you as possible can join us on the day
The London City Swim wants to bring together people of all abilities to take on the challenge of swimming 500 metres in London’s Royal Victoria Docks, either in teams or as individuals.
So whether you fancy entering a team of work mates, or challenging yourself to do something out of your comfort zone, we would love to see you there on the day and help us make this event a huge success in its first year.
Once you have signed up please let us know so we can send you a fundraising pack and awareness materials, and will be on hand to support your fundraising in any way we can.
On the day
From 4pm swimmers will start in waves, and complete a 500m lap, starting and finishing at the same place. All swimmers will be timed, and the team of 4 with the fastest combined time will become the Team Champions.
The fastest 14 men and 14 women from all the swimmers will then be invited to take part in the Super Sprint Finals. This will take place over the 200m course. There will be two semi-final heats for men, and two for women, and the fastest 3 swimmers from each semi-finals will go through to the finals, to find the overall individual champions.
The final race of the evening will be an All Stars 200m sprint, with invited guests.
The evening will continue with food, drink and entertainment – all included in your registration fee.
Where will the money raised go
All money raised via the London City Swim will be going towards Project MinE. Project MinE is an international genetics project that is analysing DNA from people with MND in great detail. While a small number of MND cases are inherited, the vast majority (at least 90%) are thought to be caused by a combination of many subtle genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors. The main goal of Project MinE is to find out more about these subtle genetic risk factors, using a technique called whole genome sequencing. This will help us to understand more about how MND develops and will speed up the search for effective new treatments.
Once you have registered your fundraising with us, you will be sent a fundraising pack, this pack includes a material order form.
The materials listed on your material order form, a selection of which are shown below, are provided free of charge to fundraisers. Other branded items are available to purchase through the MND Association Shop.
Our unisex MND Association t-shirts and wicking vests are ideal to wear at your fundraising event, during your training for an event or on race day itself.
Event participants will receive a t-shirt or vest for free when they sign-up.
Our multi-use banner is perfect to use inside or outside - attached to walls, railings or fences. It can also be used as an effective table cover. Approx size 50cm x 75cm.
Balloons - blue, orange, white
12” quality helium biodegradable balloons.
Posters (plain) A4 & A3
Blank MND Association branded poster with space to add your own event details to help promote your fundraising event.
Proudly place in your vehicle or a window.
MND awareness flyer A5
Information about MND and the Association to hand out to people to raise awareness.
Awareness posters A4 & A3
Ready-made publicity for display with space for you to add your own details.
'Key Messages' flyer A5
Key Facts about MND for you to display or to hand out to people. You can download and print a copy via the link above.
'How your money helps' flyer A4
A detailed breakdown of how your money can help make a difference for you to display or to hand out to people. You can download and print a copy via the link above.
Two sizes available.
For those who would prefer to give cash to you in person (34 sponsors per form)
Flat pack collecting box
Ideal for collecting spare change either at home, work or at your event.
Each tin comes with a wrap and a seal. Great to display at your fundraising events.
Each bucket comes with a wrap and 2 seals. Great to take with you to your fundraising events.
Static collection tin
For long-term use in shops and businesses. Please contact us for Terms & Conditions of use.
Gift Aid envelopes
An easy way to collect money and increase donations by 25%. Hand out at your fundraising events and collect at the end.
Stickers to wear with pride! (24 per sheet)
Wristbands - orange and blue
Raise additional funds and awareness by asking for a minimum donation of £1 per wristband.
Thumbs Up pin badges
The thumbs up was the last gesture of David Niven, a 1970s famous actor who had MND. The gesture remains a symbol of hope. Available in blue, orange, green and purple.
Whether you’re running a marathon, combating an adventure challenge, whipping up funds with a bake sale, cycling to success, plus more – there are lots of extra ways to boost awareness and funds whilst having fun! Either by yourself or as part of a team, through work or in your free time, there’s a way for everyone to get involved.