Devon and Cornwall Wild Swimming

‘We Remember Them’ Baton Relay 2021


In summer 2021 we will be hosting a relay to pass a baton around Devon and Cornwall to raise awareness of the Laura Hyde charity supporting mental health issues in our front line NHS services as part of a wider UK relay. If you'd like to be part of this please let me know on the form below. Thanks. Pauline


Teams and individuals will carry a specially-made baton in relay legs around Great Britain as part of a fundraising challenge. The relay will take place in the summer and autumn of 2021

We’d love every open water group in Devon and Cornwall and beyond to take part in the relay and swim with the baton. We also hope to connect the open water relay swims with cyclists and runners, who will carry the baton from one club to another - in fact if we can get lots of different sports and modes of transport involved that would be great.  

Inside the (waterproof) baton will be a poem that some relay teams will take to their local NHS hospitals and read to the staff there.

The WRT2021 relay will raise money for the Laura Hyde Foundation, a small charity that is trying "to ensure all medical and emergency services personnel have access to the best mental health support network", which is so important as frontline medical staff struggle with what they have to deal with in this pandemic.

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