Swimming with Starlight 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Starlight has been chosen as the charity partner for the Selkie Henley Classic this year!

The Selkie Henley Classic, taking place on 28th June, is a 2.1km upstream swim held on the famous Henley Royal Regatta course. This once in a lifetime event begins at 4am with the first waves and is set to be a magical day for all involved!

“There is something quite exciting and a little bit naughty about getting in the Thames at 4am in torch light knowing thousands have done this before throughout the century.”

Speaking about this exciting partnership, Sam Butler, Head of Public Fundraising at Starlight, says:

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Selkie Henley Classic swim. There is something truly magical about arriving under starlight, getting into the Thames as the sun rises, swimming and raising money for Starlight! This event offers fundraisers and athletes a different and exciting challenge, while supporting work that has a huge and positive impact on the families we work with.”

Open water swimming events at Thames date back to 1892, making this an incredibly special race. Swimmers will travel from across the world to make lifelong memories and tick this challenge off their bucket lists!

If you would like to take part in this iconic event and fundraise to help us continue to support seriously ill children and their families, click here and sign up to swim with Starlight.