Citybus backs Plymouth's biggest swim

Plymouth Citybus is delighted to be supporting the Plymouth Breakwater Swim for the next two years in aid of the Chestnut Appeal.

Now in its eighth year, the massive 4km challenge will see hundreds of hardy souls swim from the Breakwater in Plymouth Sound back to the Hoe.

The event is now one of the Chestnut Appeal’s biggest fund-raisers of the year with thousands being raised for the charity, which supports the fight against prostate cancer.

The charity, celebrating its 20th year in 2019, is based at Derriford Hospital and has helped doctors stay at the forefront of prostate cancer care, helping fund the latest treatments and technology.

The Breakwater Swim will take place on Sunday, August 4th, and normally takes from 40 minutes to two hours for swimmers to reach the finish line and warm applause on Tinside Beach.

Swimmers are first taken by boat to the Breakwater before embarking on the huge challenge. Plymouth Citybus will be supporting the 2019 and 2020 editions of the annual event.

Plymouth Citybus Managing Director Richard Stevens said: “This is such a great challenge and a mammoth undertaking for everyone involved, one we’re delighted support.

“The Chestnut Appeal has done some amazing work over the past 20 years and literally changed and saved the lives of countless men suffering with different forms of prostate cancer.

“Citybus is keen to support local charities and events that play such an important role in the community we serve and we look forward to celebrating its success this summer.”

David Squires, Events Manager at the Chestnut Appeal said: “Having CityBus support the Breakwater Swim makes a huge difference to the way we can promote the charity through the swim.  Which in turn helps us spread our message around Men’s Health and most importantly Prostate Cancer."

To find out more about the swim and the work the Chestnut Appeal does, visit