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The BIG Shiver

Friday 10 May 2019


Become a swimming sensation and join #TeamARTHUR in Europe's biggest outdoor pool!

Once again, we are delighted to be teaming up with to bring you a sponsored swimming challenge with a difference! This event isn't just about how strong your front crawl is, how fast you complete a length or whether you're an aspiring Olympic's about facing your own chilly challenge in your local prestigious outdoor pool then celebrating with a bowl of warm soup and a roll!  

Jesus Green Swimming Pool is a Lido situated on Jesus Green in Cambridge. Opened in 1923, it is one of the few remaining examples of the lidos built across the country in the 1920s — open air pools with space for activities other than swimming.  Designed to mimic the idea of swimming in the river close by, it stands at 91 meters long.   

The Big Shiver takes place before the Lido is open to the public for the summer season, so you will have exclusive first use of the pool! Having only been freshly painted and filled days before, the average water temperature is estimated to be around 12 degrees centigrade. Open to 16+ years and swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 25 meters.

Date: Friday 10 May 2019

Time: 3pm - 6pm

Entry Fee: £15

The Challenge:

  • Choose your own challenge; be it in lengths, meters, or minutes (e.g. 10 lengths, 100 meters or 30 minutes
  • Raise sponsorship if you wish (sponsor forms available upon registration)  
  • Complete your challenge within one hour of entering the pool and receive a warm bowl of soup and bread roll plus certificate of your achievement!    
Click here for full terms and conditions.

To discuss further contact Carolyn Warburton ( 01223 675890.

Joining Team ARTHUR will give you access to a wealth of fundraising experience as we will support you along the way with our fundraising tools, promotional items and media coverage.  If you would like to direct your fundraising to the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, please inform one of our fundraisers.

Remember, any UK taxpayer can increase their gift by 25p for every pound donated through Gift Aid. (If choosing the minimum sponsorship options, immediate family members cannot claim gift aid on their donations. For more information on Gift Aid and Sponsored Challenges click HERE)

Register for The Big Shiver

To register click HERE!

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