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Great North Swim

Event Overview

You will join around 10,000 swimmers taking the plunge across the weekend for the three-day Great North Swim. You will be part of the UK’s biggest mass participation open water swim, alongside fellow swimmers of all abilities, from first-timers to seasoned crawlers!

To secure a place, please register directly with the event organisers using the link below then do let us know you have done so by calling or sending us an email.

We understand the commitment, courage and thought that goes into participating in a challenge event on behalf of Cats Protection and promise we will do our very best to give you all the help and support you need to have a successful challenge and raise lots of much needed funds to help us care for cats and kittens. You are able to nominate to support a local branch or centre with your fundraising.

We will also provide you with a dedicated swimmer's Facebook group to network with fellow cat-loving swimmers and a branded Cats Protection towel, plus ideas, resources and support to help you fundraise.


To find out more, click here

Support documents

Events fundraising handbook - helping you raise cash for the kitty in your sponsored challenge - download

Sponsorship form - download

GoRaise - Raise more by shopping online - download

A4 poster for home printing - download

Frequently asked questions

Challenge based

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Fundraising based

Click here to download the FAQs

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