Fundraising for Your Swim

Increase the impact of your swim. Create a fundraising page and ask friends, family and colleagues to donate to your #bravethecold challenge.

Will you fundraise for your swim?

Did you know that over 50% of the funds raised from the COPE Galway Christmas Swim is from people who fundraise for their swim? Fundraising is easy. You can create a fundraising page, then ask friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor your #BravetheCOLD challenge.

Create your fundraising page

How your fundraising can help


Could pay for essential support services for school aged children living in refuge or long term emergency accommodation.


Could provide home help and befriending for older people confined to home who are at risk of isolation.


Could help a family move into their forever home after living in emergency accommodation, buying bed linens, kitchen appliances and furniture.

You will make a difference

All funds raised from the Christmas Swim go towards supporting people across COPE Galway’s Homeless, Domestic Abuse and Older People services in Galway. 

Every euro you raise go directly towards keeping these vital services operating.

Christmas can be a magical time, but for the families, men and women we support, it can be challenging and lonely. 

When you fundraise, you make it possible for our frontline services to offer vital support, shelter, kindness and hope during the Christmas season, and throughout the year.

Our domestic abuse refuge will be open. Our helplines will be answered. Our emergency homeless services will be operating. We will cook and deliver nutritious meals. We will pack and deliver food hampers and gifts. We will make calls and visits to people in our community who might otherwise go without.

At COPE Galway, we are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of best practice in fundraising. We are fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. We will continually improve our fundraising practices and welcome feedback on our performance and how we might improve further.