Swim for a Mile Charity Partner for 2024

January 10, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Swim Ireland’s Swim for A Mile has selected Children’s Health Foundation as it’s charity partner for the 2024 challenge. Children’s Health Foundation was created in 2019, with the mission of “working together to provide world-class facilities, research and compassionate, loving care for every sick child in Ireland”. This mission has been supported by SFAM over the past 3 years.

In 2023, Swim for a Mile aimed to raise €10,000 across 11 events. With huge thanks to everyone who donated, we managed to smash that target and raised over €15,200 for Children’s Health Foundation. This year we are looking to set the bar even higher. With over 15 SFAM events planned for across the country, we are aiming to raise €20,000, for Children’s Health Foundation, in 2024. Swim Ireland/SFAM will personally contribute €5,000 to this great cause.

Swim for a Mile has not only managed to raise vital funds for Children’s Health Foundation, but we also work hard to highlight the stories and hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Super Star Sam touched the heart of many SFAMers in 2023. His story is one of many. An inspiration to all. We encourage everyone to read Sam’s story, as it highlights the wonderful person that he is and the incredible work that Children’s Health Foundation support.

Across Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly, children and young people are receiving treatment at their bedside, others are being wheeled into theatre for life-saving operations or being cared for around the clock in Intensive Care. Children’s Health Foundation raises vital funds to support sick children and their families in Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres – from funding vital life-saving equipment and providing essential patient and parental supports to making ground-breaking, paediatric research possible. We can find no better cause to support than that of Children’s Health Foundation.

So how can you donate? SFAM is already up and running for 2024. To find an event near you, you can sign up and donate a specified amount or, if you are up for it, you can create your own campaign to share with family and friends. Either way, we ask you to share this incredible cause by telling everyone you know about SFAM 2024.  Swimming a mile is always more fun with friends and family beside you in the pool, to push you all the way! If you are not up for swimming the mile this time round, we ask you to please share our donation page.

We look forward to seeing you in 2024 as we aim to smash that target once again!


To book an event: Event Calendar – Swim for a Mile

To find your local training group: Training – Swim for a Mile

Donate here: Campaign of Swim for a Mile in aid of Childrens Health Foundation 2024 .

Children’s Health Foundation: Children’s Health Foundation

Read Sam’s Story Here: Super Star Sam, Children’s Health Foundation – Swim for a Mile


About Children’s Health Foundation:

Children’s Health Foundation are committed to supporting the little patients and their families who attend Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres in Temple Street, Crumlin, Connolly, and Tallaght. Children’s Health Foundation ensures every sick child has the very best chance. Raising vital funds to purchase life-saving equipment and provide essential patient and parental supports to making ground-breaking, paediatric research possible.  For more information on Children’s Health Foundation, visit www.childrenshealth.ie


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