Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

If you are able to make a donation to NASS today, we'd be so grateful.


Swim for us

**UPDATE**At the moment, during the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we know that many challenges are being postponed or cancelled. Whilst we would love your fundraising support, you should consider aiming towards a challenge in the Autumn at the earliest as many are still scheduled to go ahead (although obviously this may change). It may be best to think ahead to 2021 and set yourself a challenge to raise funds for NASS next year. If you want to chat this over with us, please email us at has been a popular challenge among our supporters, and it is a fantastic way to make a splash and raise money for people affected by axial SpA (AS). Although we do not have any charity places in swimming events, you can still choose to fundraise for NASS and show your support.

Fundraising - Swim - Serpentine - Poppy and Grant Poiner


Take a look at some of the events you can take part in. If you see something you like, secure your place directly and let us know so that we can begin supporting you on your fundraiser journey!

Already have a swim challenge in mind? Great! Get in touch at and we’d love to get you started.

Great Swim Series
Join 20,000 swimmers in Europe’s biggest open water swim series. With a variety of distances to choose from, you can choose the perfect race for you and swim in Alton Water Park, situated in the idyllic countryside of Suffolk, or take a dip in the breathtaking waters of Windermere, in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park.

To find out more information on the races, head over to the website.

Swim Serpentine
Get involved in this one-day open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London. Whether you choose to swim the Half-Mile, the One-mile or the Two-Mile, you can deep dive into a challenge that tests your swimming abilities, whilst raising money for people affected by axial SpA (AS). Do not miss the opportunity to swim in the Serpentine, a beautiful lake in London’s Hyde Park.

To find our more information on events taking place and how to enter one of the challenges, visit the website.

Thames Marathon Swim
Represent NASS and show your support for people affected by axial SpA (AS) in this 14km long-distance challenge swim from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow. Now onto its tenth year in August 2020, the Thames Marathon is a popular and fun-filled event where swimmers of all abilities can swim solo, or in a team.

For more information on the choice of swim challenges and the health and safety rules, please visit the website.

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