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New Years Swim

Daring to Dive into the Cold Quays of Media City

New Years Swim

The long established NYD'22 swim, 10 years and counting, is a perfect traditional cold-water dip for aqua lovers daring to be different. Located in Dock 9, MediaCity UK, the uber-friendly crowd and iconic Lowry Theatre backdrop guarantees top pics and crazy fun. Celebrate the start of a new year with family, friends and fellow cold-water lovers! Expect the invigorating water temp to be as low as 7°c.

Date & Ticket


1st January 2022


 Adult Ticket – £25.00

7-15yrs Ticket – £12.50

(Be advised all 7-15yrs have to be accompanied by an Adult)

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about taking part in the New Years Swim in aid of Kidscan with our FAQ’s! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and one of our team will be in touch to give you a helping hand!

How do I get tickets for this event?

This event is organised by an external provider, so to purchase tickets simply scroll up and use the links above to visit their website. We recommend you read the providers Terms and Conditions before you sign up to the event and ensure that you take note of any cancellation or Covid policy as Kidscan cannot be responsible for any events provided by an external provider.

I already have a ticket for this event, how do I fundraise for Kidscan?
Thank you for choosing to raise money for Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research. Your support makes a huge difference and just £10 will fund 1 hour of vital research!

As soon as you have purchased your place in this event, come back to this page and use the link above to setup your fundraising page. Once you are all setup, you will receive our fundraising pack, full of tips and tricks to help you reach your fundraising goals. You’ll also be introduced to our fundraising team, who are on hand to help you reach your fundraising goals!

If you don’t want to setup an online giving page, that no problems, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and one of our team can arrange for a printed fundraising pack to be delivered!

How much can I expect to raise and what support will I receive?

Because this is an external event, there is no minimum sponsorship amount you need to raise, however supporters taking on this type of challenge usually aim to raise upwards of £100 for Kidscan!

To help you get there, as soon as we receive a notification that you have setup your fundraising page we will send you our fundraising pack! You’ll also get:

  • Kidscan T-shirt or running vest and merchandise
  • Our fundraising pack filled with advice, tips and tricks!
  • Digital posters, personalised sponsor forms, images & more for you to use
  • Dedicated Kidscan representative to support you
  • Social Media Support
Can my family and friends cheer me on?

We love making as much noise as possible on race day! As the big day gets closer we will send you details of where our cheer point will be so you can invite your friends and family! Let us know in advance, and we’ll make sure we have our purple flags ready!

Note: Due to Covid19 restrictions some events may not have cheer points. We are following to guidance of event organisers and will keep our runners updated.

Are there any terms & conditions I should be aware of?

Yes! Before signing up to run for Kidscan we ask that you read and agree with the Term’s & Conditions

Please note details of the run are correct at time of publishing. Always refer to the organisers’ website for the latest information.

Leila's Story

Leila was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when she was 13. 

Her initial chemotherapy began in September 2001 lasting until February 2004. Leila then returned to school and sat her GCSE’s but when she started to feel poorly again it was a whole battle in itself to get diagnosed with relapse. 

Despite even more aggressive treatment Leila didn’t achieve remission, so a Bone Marrow Transplant was planned for May 2005, whilst her friends were sitting exams. 

“The whole process was very extreme because the aim is to eradicate your own immune system to make room for your new donor cells. There were some hiccups like Graft vs Host Disease (GvHD), extreme pain and loss of appetite which resulted in having a feeding tube. 

“Fast forward sixteen years later, I consider myself to be a survivor and live with a lot of long-term, late effects as a direct result of having chemotherapy and total body irradiation. There isn’t a lot of research into long term effects, most are not known nor when they will strike. This is why we need less harsh treatment in treating children’s cancer.” 

More about Leila

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