Brownsea Swim – Sponsorship

As a completely voluntary club and charity, we are very aware that people are more passionate about raising sponsorship for charities that are close to their heart or that have some meaning to them.

Last year (2017) a total of £27,764.29 was pledged by swimmers for local and national charities as a result of sponsorship gained by entering this event. This brings the grand total generated to a large number of charities, by the Brownsea Island Swim, to just approx £151,955.21.

To continue this fantastic opportunity we would like to encourage all swimmers to raise sponsorship for a Charity of your choice no matter how small the gesture is.

All we ask is that you inform us of your chosen charity and on the day of the swim inform us of how much you have raised for your chosen.

We have provided some sponsorship forms and pledge forms for you to use, we ask that you submit them on the day of the swim, this will enable us to keep a tally of the charities benefiting from your efforts and the amount that the swim raised in total.

If you are at a loss as to which charity to choose!
Then why not support our club?

We would love it and would really appreciate it, should you decide to choose RLSS Poole Lifeguard as your chosen charity.

RLSS Poole Lifeguard is an entirely voluntary lifeguard club, and exists purely on fundraising activities. We are also a charity (see our charity number at the top of the page)

On average we get approx £2500 from the proceeds which helps towards the running costs of the club and its annual overheads. Please take some time to look at the club website to see what we do and how we do it.

We have been organising this event annually since 1991 for a number of reasons, least of all:-

  1. 1) it is a great event and you (the swimmers) all seem to thoroughly enjoy it, and keep coming back.
  2. 2) we use this event as our main fundraising activity each year to raise money for the club.

This link below shows a list of the Charities that benefited from the £21338.23 that was raised by swimmers from the 2016 Brownsea Swim Event.

Name of CharitySponsor AmountName of CharitySponsor Amount
All of these Charities will benefit from money raised by swimmers in 2017
5th Caterham Scouts£312.50MyTime£200.00
Ashgate Hospice£650.00PALS£60.00
Brads Cancer£340.00Pancreatic Cancer£825.00
Bristol Childrens Hosptial£10,000.00Place 2 Be£110.00
British Heart Foundation£765.00Poole Hospital£100.00
Cancer Research Uk£740.00Poole Hospital Children's Wards£815.00
Docbike£500.00RLSS Poole Lifeguard£696.41
Endometriosis Uk£1,200.00RNLI£50.00
Forest Holme£545.00SANDS£1,500.00
Jubilee Sailing Trust£100.00Save The Children£50.00
Julia House£1,600.00Scullies Place£240.00
Lewis Manning Hospice£2051.38Smile For A Child£745.00
Macmillan Caring Locally£330.00Teenage Cancer Trust£59.00
Mcmillan Cancer Support£810.00To Be Advised£10.00
MDS Patient Support£500.00Winchester Special Care Baby Unit£830.00
Dorset And Somerset Air Ambulance£30.00Friends of Hamworthy Park "Save the Paddling Pool'£1,000.00
Total Raised by Brownsea Island Swim 2017 = £27,764.29
The total raised by the swim since 2009 is a massive £151,955.21