Great East Swim

tbc 2020

Great East Swim for Royal Voluntary Service
The Great East Swim is a great day for swimmers, families and spectators.

It’s hosted at Alton Water, Suffolk and there are distances to suit all levels and abilities, so you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family. Take your pick from 250 metres, 1/2 a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k or a 10k...

Take on the event in 2021

Further information can be found on the event organiser's website Great East Swim

We would be delighted if you take on the Great North Swim for us in 2021 or complete your own challenge.

If you’d like to be part of Team Royal Voluntary Service, let us know and we’ll be happy to support you.

I’m taking on this challenge

Why swim for Royal Voluntary Service?

By swimming for us, you will help Royal Voluntary Service in giving even more support to people who need it in our hospitals and communities right across the UK. We rely on the tireless support of fundraisers like you to help raise the funds we need every day so our volunteers can keep on reaching out with friendship, coordinating local social events and giving practical support to older people all over the country.

We’ll support you all the way

What you can expect:
  • A welcome pack full of fundraising materials and tips.
  • Regular emails and communication about your event and fundraising in the lead up to your swim.
  • Dedicated support from our experienced fundraising team.

Find out more

Join Team Royal Voluntary Service at this event. Find out more today on 0800 731 9197 or email

Register your interest

Make 2020 a year to remember

From runs, cycles, swims, sky dives or walks. You will help us in giving even more support to people who need it. Take on a challenge in aid of Royal Voluntary Service.

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Sign up online and we'll get back to you with all the information you need to make a difference in your local community and NHS. 

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