Helping Breast Cancer Care raise money through WomenOnly Swim

This year we are thrilled to be involved helping raise money and awareness for the Human Race WomenOnly Swim. Taking place on 4th September 2016, at Dorney Lake, Berkshire, every woman involved in the event is swimming to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Care.

As a woman affected by breast cancer, Clover found incredible comfort and benefited from the support system provided by Breast Cancer Care during her treatment and recovery.  She accepted the charity's request to share her story about life after a breast cancer diagnosis and starting  Clover Lewis Swimwear, her award-winning collection of pocketed bikinis and one piece swimsuits, designed to encourage women back into the water. and to feel better about their bodies following mastectomy and other breast surgery.  

The email sent out to WomenOnly Swimmers to encourage them to raise money for Breast Cancer Care at the swimming event.

The email sent out to WomenOnly Swimmers to encourage them to raise money for Breast Cancer Care at the swimming event.


The campaign went really well and we're happy to see Clover's case study had a marked impact on encouraging swimmers to raise money for Breast Cancer Care during this event!

Thank you so much for allowing us to shout about your experiences. Since the newsletter was sent we’ve have lots of JustGiving pages set up, which really does show what a difference your story has made and how engaged and willing to offer support the participants are because of it, so thank you again.
— Kate Pearse, Sporting and Challenge Events Officer for Breast Cancer Care

With 750 metres, 1,500 metres or 3,000 metre races, this ladies only event promises to test the endurance and determination of the brave women taking part. You can see the race results here. Congrats to everyone taking part and a big thank you for all your fundraising efforts.  

Clover, Creator of Clover Lewis Swimwear

Clover started designing mastectomy swimsuits and bikinis after struggling to find a stylish, beautiful post-surgery bikini to wear on her first holiday after a breast cancer diagnosis. The holiday? A trip to Bali to overcome her fears by learning how to scuba-dive.

She made her first mastectomy bikini, got her PADI diving certificate wearing it, at that moment personally realised the connections between body image, clothing confidence for women with breast cancer.

So despite the expectation to carry on with “life as normal” after cancer, this experience had a profound effect on Clover. It became the fuel for her mission creating beautiful swimwear for women to feel good about their bodies so they can swim again.

Through Clover Lewis Swimwear, Clover helps women feel body confident… and feel like they belong on a beach.