Marie Curie

Marie Curie provides expert care, guidance and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. 

Around 2,100 Marie Curie Nurses work day and night, in people’s homes all over the UK, providing hands-on care and emotional support. Our nine hospices provide round-the-clock, specialist care for people in their local communities. And we offer practical information and emotional support to everyone affected by terminal illness, including family and friends.  

A great cause to swim for

Marie Curie has been a charity partner of Swimathon since 2007. Thanks to Swimathon and the generosity of our supporters, this partnership has raised more than £17 million to support our vital services. 

How your support helps:

By taking part in Open Water Swimathon, you’re helping Marie Curie care for people like Gordon and his family. Our nurses helped Gordon, who had oesophageal cancer, spend his final days in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loved ones. It was his final wish. 

Grace, his daughter, said: “The nurses looked after my dad and were friendly. They knew when the time had come and gave us space to say our goodbyes".

“After my dad passed away, they sorted everything and did not leave until we felt comfortable. I will never forget what they helped us through and we couldn’t have done it without them”.

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