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Splashathon 2024

Children from Water Babies classes across the UK showcased their superstar swimming skills with a ‘Splashathon’ fundraiser for charities Tommy’s and the Children’s Alliance in March. Splashaton took place at pools up and down the country between the 11th and the 17th of March 2024.

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The results are in!

We are thrilled to announce that during Splashathon 2024 Water Babies customers have raised a staggering


What an amazing achievement. The funds raised through this special fundraising event could fund the UK’s first Tommy’s National Centre for Preterm Birth Research for a year, working to reduce the numbers of babies born too early.
This could also fund key projects which give children access to water through the Children’s Alliance, from specialist swimming lessons for Special Educational Needs children, making swimming an inclusive sport through the provision of swimwear, to providing access to specific water sports which can help children with mental health issues.

We loved splashing in our Water Babies lessons to raise money for charity at Splashathon this year. We asked our little ones to take on challenges to raise money for the Children’s Alliance and Tommy’s. Our theme was ‘Oceans of Imagination’ and we asked little one to dress up in bright colours, like our Swimvincibles!

Who are you fundraising for?

Children's Alliance

We have two main goals:

To raise money for community, e.g providing swimming lessons, swimwear, transport to lessons, surfing lessons and we are campaigning for every child to have the best start in life.

Tommy's, the baby chairty

Thanks to supporters like you they are able to carry out more than £2m worth of ground-breaking research every year in 3 centres across the UK, into the causes of miscarriage and stillbirth.

Our Target

If every Water Babies swimmer raises just £24 in sponsorship, together we could raise £1 million for Tommy’s and the Children’s Alliance!

Also, every little one who fundraises will get a certificate, and there are fabulous limited edition Bubba sew-on cloth badges for little ones who raise £30, £100 and £200.

Everyone who fundraises will also be entered into a prize draw to win a midweek or weekend break for a family of up to six people, in a three-bedroom Woodland Lodge at any Center Parcs UK village*