Friday, 29 July 2011

Strictly Swim Star! Pamela Stephenson Swims for Cancer Research UK

Last season's Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Pamela Stephenson, has signed onto the celebrity team to swim the Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK. She joins Richard Branson, Ronan Keating, Jenny Frost and Jason Bradbury in taking on the once in a lifetime challenge to swim the Irish Sea in September.

Pamela said: “I’m thrilled to be part of this challenge...and probably a little crazy as well! There are multiple hazards in the freezing Irish Sea, but I simply couldn’t turn down a brilliant adventure in aid of such a great cause.

“I’ve been keeping fit since I finished Strictly last year and I’m already in the pool and training hard to make sure I can keep up with the rest of the team!” You can see and hear Pamela tell you all about it on Youtube too!

In the time that it is likely to take The Swim team to cross the Irish Sea (40 hours), around 1,400 people will have been diagnosed with cancer in the UK. So Cancer Research UK is calling on everyone to get involved in The Swim and help raise £1million for the charity’s lifesaving work.

There are two ways to help: people can sponsor the team at or sign up to their own swimming challenge and ask family and friends to sponsor them.
To help people with their own swimming challenge, increase their fitness levels and raise as much as they can for Cancer Research UK’s work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, each swimmer will be given an exclusive personal swim page. Through this they will be able to log their swims and share progress with family and friends to encourage sponsorship. There is also an iPhone app to help you track your swims when you are out and about.

To sponsor The Swim team and find out more about how you can help them raise £1 million please visit

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