Formerly known as the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund

Fancy a dip for melanoma?

We are delighted to announce that our loyal supporters Swim 4 Tri are running their annual Lou Parker Open Water Charity Race Day again on the 15th September.

This event is run in memory of open water swimmer and friend of the club, Lou Parker who died of melanoma in 2010.  The 4k course, set in Stubbers, Upminster, Essex is available to swim as an individual or as a relay. This is a relaxed event so swimmers can complete as much or as little as they want.

The event is always very popular, with SFT members and non-members, providing a scrumptious and well deserved BBQ breakfast after the final swimmer has finished the course, ensuring the race is not just fun but also memorable.

The event is designed to get as many people in the water as possible and also a timely reminder that sun protection is a vital part of all swimmers kit when the weather warms up.

The event is run by Keeley Bullock and her brother Dan who are dedicated to helping raise money for their chosen charity, the Melanoma Fund, helping raise awareness of sun protection and skin checking to all those who enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Keeley Bullock – Organiser

Says Harry Townsend, founder of the Melanoma Fund; “Keeley and Dan are amazing people who consistently support us, showing not only loyalty to the charity but to their good friend who died tragically from this awful disease.  We hope this event will not only encourage people get people fit, but raise awareness of melanoma and the importance of sun protectio at the same time.”

The club aims to raise funds for the charity via sale of tickets and BBQ takings.  For full details on how to enter etc. click HERE

For further information on the Melanoma Fund and the work they do please contact




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