Boodle’s Swimathon

By Rebecca Walker

I am Taking It On this November

Hey everyone,

It is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I am Taking It On.

I’m swimming 50 miles over the month of November. This means I’ll swim 4034 lengths during the month, which averages 134.4 a day!  I’m doing this in memory of my beautiful Mum and my Nan who both died of Pancreatic Cancer. My Mum was my best friend and I miss her so very much every day.

Please give what you can to support me in Taking It On for pancreatic cancer.

By uniting together we can transform the future for all those affected by pancreatic cancer.

1 in 4 people won’t survive a month. 3 in 4 won’t survive for a year. This is an emergency. We need change, fast. It’s time to Take It On.

With your help we can ensure we fund research that will lead to earlier diagnosis and faster treatment, saving more lives.

Thank you, 

Rebecca xx 

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

My Updates

All done!

Well I completed my final swim today. I've ended the month on 55.8 miles which is 4500 lengths. I managed to muster the energy to swim 150 lengths every day. I have to say I feel great but very tired now and rather emotional. Thank you for the donations and the lovely messages. I hope my Mum is watching from her special cloud and knows that all this is for her. 
Rebecca xxx 

I’ve hit 50 miles!

Well I've only gone and done it! After my early morning swim today, I have hit 50.22 miles which is 4050 lengths! I'm going to keep going until Saturday so I will be lots over my goal. Thank you to all who sponsored me and supported me through this month. I've loved it. 

Over half way!

So, after today's swim I'm on 31.62 miles which is 2550 lengths! Feeling good still although my left shoulder is a bit stiff and achey. Will power through it 😊. 

Ten days in!!!

Well, after ten days of swimming 150 lengths each day, I'm on 1500 lengths which is 18 miles! I'm feeling good and will continue with 150 lengths if I can! Thank you so much to those who have donated already! 

Rebecca xx 

Ten days in, 1500 lengths - 18 miles!!!

Started today!!!!!

Well it's started!!!!! I did 150 lengths today and took me an hour and a half. 1.8 miles in the bag! Wahooooo

Thank you to my Supporters


Julia Smith

Well done!!! I think it’s ace!!!!


Karen Roche

A kind donation from Karen Roche


James Walker

Knew you would smash it we are so proud of you Love you so much James, Maisie and Lily


Joe Walker

Well done Love Anne and Joe



Well Done, your Mum would be proud of you!


Jane Bean

Congratulations Becky! Your Mum would be so proud, as am I xx



Congratulations Bec - we all knew you could do it! Love and hugs!! Xx



Go on ye good thang. Congratulations


Coffee Mornings

This is what was raised at the coffee mornings at Denstone and Draycott. Thank you all so much!


Natalie Gilmour

Keep on can do it!!!


Tracey Pemberton

Good luck Rebecca!


John Polak

All the best, great effort for a great cause


Mr. Robert Howells

Keep up the good work Becky. Rob.


Peter Yarwood

Great cause well done


Rob Wallis

Good Luck


Mrs Lewis

Thank you to Anna's Mum for her donation today!


Ian Briggs

Good luck! Ian, Brigid & Orla Briggs


Linda Goodwin

A very worthy cause Rebecca good luck with your challenge x


Brian Leathers

I hope it all goes swimmingly


Brontë Randle-bissell

Goooood luck, we’re rooting for you!!! You’re gunna smash it wahooo 💜🏊‍♀️😊


Claire Ives

Good luck Rebecca! Xx



Good luck! x


Jan Smith

Good luck Bev, if anyone can do it you can! Love Auntie Jan xx


Rosie Shanahan

Good luck, Rebecca. This is amazing! x


Anna Bennett

Fantastic, know you can do it! Xxx


Sophie Deacon

Good luck! Such an amazing challenge for a fantastic cause. You can do it!! Xx


Jacob Randle-bissell

This is awesome, enjoy your paddle! 🏊‍♀️


Josi Wilson

Good luck 🙂 xx


Jac & Howard Platts

Swim, little fishy, swim! You can do it! We're right behind you, (not literally, of course 😂) Cheering you on 😘 xxxxx


Kieran O’neill


Jane Casey

Well done again! Your amazing determination is an inspiration to others.


Fiona Tomlinson

Good Luck! x


Emma Manby


Wendy Collier

Good luck x I know you will smash this . Your Mum was a wonderful lady x


Caroline Collyer

Good luck 🥰 I know you will be amazing and smash it once again. 🥰


Neil Taylor

To the most generous person I know who does this for the memory of a much loved mum to help other people.


Clive Topliss

Another amazing fundraiser which you will smash- as with all that you out your mind to!!