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The Great North Swim is Europe’s biggest open-water swimming event. You can be a part of it, swimming 1 Mile in Lake Windermere to help support more people living with a brain tumour to feel less afraid and alone.

Eventbrite - Great North Swim 1 Mile 2018


I rang brainstrust in the middle of the night, about 3am, when I was in a state. I was amazed that someone could care. I think she said, ‘but you needed me now’ and since then that is the only thing I have ever felt from this charity – love support, friendship and care.” – Sarah

brainstrust is a UK based brain tumour support charity. We know that when people hear the words ‘you have a brain tumour’ they need support from people who not only understand the fear, but also how best to overcome it.

We provide personal 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis onwards, and build resources that help people with a brain tumour become stronger. We also work with hospitals to secure the best care possible for people with the condition. And, because we truly understand, we’re able to campaign for the brain tumour community to help solve real issues.

We’ve helped thousands of people on their brain tumour journey. Thanks to your support we can help even more.

Entry into the Great North Swim is free. We just ask that you raise at least £150 in sponsorship.

To sign up, click on the register button now. If you have any questions, please contact Michael at or call 01983 213 576.