Ronan Keating


Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer from the most common, such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, to rare types of tumours and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.
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The Swim - Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating

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I’ve supported Cancer Research UK for years, and when I heard about The Swim challenge, I felt it was the right time for me to dip my toes in the water.  Sadly, I lost my own mother to breast cancer in 1998, which is why I want to raise as much money as I can to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

This is going to be a really tough personal challenge; I’m not a strong swimmer, in fact I’ve only just started learning! The Irish Sea is going to be cold, rough and we’ll have to swim throughout the night when it’s pitch black. You never know what’s lurking beneath...did you know that the Irish Sea has venomous jellyfish and over 30 species of shark?! They didn’t tell me that when I signed up!

I’m training hard along with the rest of the team, and you can support us by sponsoring us on this page. Every donation you make will make the swim a little bit easier, and help us achieve our goal of raising £1 million for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work.

Today 800 people will hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Their groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has saved millions of lives across the world. One of Cancer Research UK’s goals is that by 2020 two thirds of cancer cases will be diagnosed at a time when they can be successfully treated. Money raised through events like The Swim help make this a reality.

So, go on, support The Swim and help us raise lots of money for this fantastic charity.

And if you need another incentive...


Win a meet and greet!

For every donation made to this page or our team page, you will be entered into a draw to win a meeting with either me or Richard Branson. For full T&Cs please see The Swim website.

*Please note that only residents of England, Scotland and Wales aged 18 and over are eligible for the prize draw.

Thanks so much for your support and words of encouragement – wish us luck, we need all the help we can get!



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28.09.11 well done Ronan and team,good cause and you all did well,people like you are needed that sfor sure

22.09.11 Good luck to all the team this is a charity very close to my heart as I lost my brother with cancer when he was just 21 xx

20.09.11 Some extra fundraising from the fans at RKN.

05.09.11 well done to all of you and thank you for pushing yourselves and giving it for the charity. we are all very proud and so would your mum be xx

04.09.11 Congratulations Ronan on an amazing achievement! You are in incredible man. Love you lots. xo

03.09.11 Congratulations to Ronan and to the whole team and everyone who contributed :) What an amazing thing to achieve, I knew you would make it, no matter how hard the task was, your will is stronger. All the best, thank you for inspiring us

03.09.11 Congratulations to the whole team!

03.09.11 Congratulations Ronan on a fantastic achievement! So proud of you and the team. You're an inspiration xxx

02.09.11 Congratulations Ronan and team!!!!! What an incredible achievement for such a great cause xxxxx

02.09.11 hi guys, great work ur doing.keep going ur doing amazingly. thoughtys r with u all. best of luck ronan,ur mum would be proud..xx

02.09.11 Well Done Ronan & Team x

01.09.11 Well done Ro... you are amazing!!

01.09.11 Well done Ronan and all the team. Really proud of you!! XXX


31.08.11 Good luck Ronan x

31.08.11 Good luck Ronan and to the rest of the team.

31.08.11 good luck ronan xx

31.08.11 good luck ronan what a brave person you are just like our grandson jack who is fighting cancer thankyou for all your support you give to cancer research x

31.08.11 Good luck Ronan & all the team.

31.08.11 Good luck Ronan- you can do it! So proud of you!

31.08.11 Good luck Ronan!! Thinking of your late Mam and all the brave people including my beautiful Hubby Ken, who have lost the fight will keep you going x x x

31.08.11 Dia dhuit Ronan, Well done on your accomplishment so far! Enjoying your contributions on x-factor, gra, paula

30.08.11 GOOD LUCK RONAN!!!!!

30.08.11 Good luck and god bless you Ronan!!!!! xD You'll gonna make it!!!!! What a great cause!!!!!

30.08.11 Well done. Fantastic cause. Very proud x


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