Charity Partner
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Our Charity Partner - Cancer Care West

Our charity partner for the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay swim is Cancer Care West. Last year’s swim raised €75,000 for Cancer Care West bringing the total raised by swimmers to date to over €500,000. The charity use these funds to help meet the costs of residential and cancer support services, which are provided free of charge to cancer patients and their families. Find out more by visiting the website:


Swimmers raise funds through sponsorship as part of their bay swim participation. We supply a fundraising pack and online fundraising support to those swimmers and relay teams that register for the swim. As a charity swim event, we ask that each swimmer raise a minimum of €500 and relay teams a minimum of €1000.  If you would like assistance in getting your fundraising started, please get in contact with David by emailing or phone 091-545000 for further information.

In previous years, many swimmers set up their own fundraising webpage using websites such as & They then sent their fundraising webpage link to their friends and colleagues informing them of their planned Galway bay swim.

The demand for Cancer Care West’s services is always increasing and therefore all fundraising support and donations are very much appreciated. Help us to continue to support Cancer Care West and the services they provide to cancer patients and their families throughout the West of Ireland.

Thank You!


Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay swim committee

Contact Cancer Care West:

Address: Inis Aoibhinn Residence, University Hospital Galway, Galway.

Telephone: 091-545000