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.


Great North Swim 2022

Great North SwimJoin #TeamNASS for the Great North Swim on 10-12 June 2022, a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District surroundings of Windermere. The event offers a family-friendly atmosphere, spectacular swimming action and an unbeatable sense of achievement as you step out of the water and cross the finish line.

Event information                                                                                                                                                                 

Date: 10-12 June 2022
Location: Windermere, Cumbria
Distance: 1 mile (equivalent to 64 lengths in a 25m pool) 
Registration fee*: £15
Minimum sponsorship pledge*: £150

*These rates are for charity places – if you have your own place there are no minimum sponsorship targets, but we will still welcome you onto Team NASS and support you every step of the way.

Join Team NASS today and receive: 

  • NASS t-shirt
  • Fundraising pack and fundraising support to help you achieve your sponsorship target

Plus, you’ll be joining an incredible community of people helping us provide specialist support, advice and the most up-to-date information to empower the 1 in 200 adults in the UK living with axial SpA to manage their condition.

Register today

To register your place, please complete the form below or contact Laura at for more information.

Great North Swim Registration Form

  • Please note our ladies t-shirts are fitted. If you are in doubt of what size to order you may want to consider ordering a larger size.
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    If you would like a guaranteed charity entry place with #TeamNASS we ask that you make a donation of £15 to secure your place, and then pledge to raise £150 to support our work. If you have your own place you can join #TeamNASS for free and you can set your own fundraising target.
    Whilst fundraising in aid of NASS I will behave appropriately and respectfully. I will pay all funds raised to NASS no later than 1 month after the event. Due to Covid-19, I agree to respect and strictly follow government guidelines around outdoor exercise whilst walking and maintain social distancing measures to ensure the safety of all people.