Bromsgrove Swimming Club - making it to 56 years.

by Bromsgrove Swimming Club in Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th July 2021 we successfully raised £4,566 with 94 supporters in 28 days

For 55 years, BSC has promoted swimming at a grassroots level in the community. We desperately need funding to get to 56 years and beyond.

by Bromsgrove Swimming Club in Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With the extra money over our initial target we will:

  • Increase our hardship fund, and set up a bursary scheme to allow more families to become members of our club
  • Invest in new equipment to enhance training for all our swimmers
  • Increase training opportunities for our volunteers, so encouraging them to be more involved in all aspects of club life
  • Expand our capacity in terms of both numbers and age range of swimmers

Who are we? 

Bromsgrove swimming club was set up in 1966 by a group of volunteers. We are a small, friendly and inclusive club, dedicated to promoting swimming across all age ranges and abilities and inspiring our swimmers to meet their personal objectives and be the best that they can be.


Our club is not only a place where swimmers can share their passion and develop their aquatic skills; it’s a sporting community where lifelong friendships are formed and valuable, transferable skills are developed.

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We are not just about competitions. We are truly there for all our swimmers and will support them in any way we can to get the most out of their time at the club and develop personally.

We actively support our young people who want to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme by helping them to complete their volunteering (or physical) element at the club. We also encourage swimmers to take part in the Swim England West Midlands Young Volunteer Programme and we provide mentoring and guidance through the whole process.


Why are we crowd funding?

We are a not-for-profit organisation and do not receive any council grants etc. All income we generate goes towards our costs such as coaching fees and pool hire.

During the COVID lockdown, we had to cancel our open meet, and could not run any of our usual social and fundraising events, so reducing our income. In addition, we have lost a year of bringing new members into the club, and so our membership has fallen. Reduced membership and reduced capacity in the water due to COVID restrictions mean that we cannot cover all of our costs in the short term if we keep the fees within affordable levels

We also want to continue being able to grant fee holidays to families who are struggling due to the financial effects of furlough and job loss due to COVID, so trying to ensure that none of our members have to give up the many benefits of swimming. 

We want Bromsgrove Swimming Club to continue for the community and to prosper in the future. For that we need funding!


What will we do with the funding?

Pre- COVID the club was totally self-sufficient and it is hoped that we will return to this state once normality has returned. Any donations we receive will:

  • cover our excess costs during the time it takes us to grow our membership back to a level where we are self-sustaining,
  • help us to widen our community reach,
  • provide additional training equipment and pool capacity for our members and
  • provide further training for our volunteers, who are an integral part of the club


In addition to this campaign we’ve developed a strong local marketing strategy to help us grow our membership base and we have planned a sponsored swim from Bromsgrove to Olympia (the birthplace of the Olympic Games) to take place later in the summer.

We are committed to saving our club for all the current and future members. Read what the club has meant to one of our swimmers, Ellie:

"My swimming journey has been a long and emotional experience. I began swimming and competing with the club at the young age of 8. When I was 13, I began having mental health issues that negatively impacted my work ethic making it more difficult to improve. During this time, I received constant support from many members of the club. I greatly appreciate everything the club has done for me and the club is a great opportunity for any young athletes. It's a sport full of teamwork, character building and pushing yourself to your full potential."


How can you help?

  • Please make a donation. There are a range of rewards that are available.
  • Keep checking back as more rewards will be added regularly.
  • Spread the word about us.
  • Although we have more exciting rewards to add, please do get in touch if you have anything you could donate to enhance our abililty to raise funds.

We are asking you - our members and the wider community to help us secure the future of Bromsgrove Swimming Club!

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Thank you!


More information about our great rewards.


Holiday prize draw

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Why not enjoy a weekend away with family or friends or just on your own, we are offering a five bedroom house (sleeps 11)  in a stunning costal location in the picturesque village of Strete, just over 4 miles south of Dartmouth.

Relax on one of the local beaches (including Blackpool Sands, one of the UK's top ten beaches), take a boat up the River Dart, dine out in a beautiful fish restaurant, go crabbing... whatever you enjoy, you'll find something here.

Can be booked for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday in between October 2021 and March 2022 subject to availability.

The value of this prize is £2300.  It could be yours for a £25 prize draw ticket!

This reward will be withdrawn if a minimum number of 30 tickets are not sold. If that is the case all monies pledged for this reward will be returned. Maximum tickets 60.

Dogs are not permitted at this holiday home.

Pleae see detailed terms and conditions below.

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Some of our rewards

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Terms and Conditions of the prize draws

1. By entering the prize draw you are agreeing to these prize draw terms and conditions.

2. The prize draw is being run by Bromsgrove Swimming Club (the Club) 34 Greenhill Burcot B60 1BJ.

3. the prize draw is open to anyone over 18, or if under 18 you must have the permission of a parent or guardian.

4. In entering the prize draw,  you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win.

5. The prize draw is free to enter.

6. The prize draw opens at 10.00am on 7 June 2021 and closes 10.00am on 5 July 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

7. To enter the prize draw, complete the form at https://www.bromsgrovesc.co.uk/prize-draw-entry-form

8. The Club will not accept responsibility if contact details provided are incomplete or inaccurate; or for prize draw entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit.

9. The prizes will be as follows: one singe prize of a luxury weekend break.

10. The winner will be drawn at random.

11. The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.

12. We reserve the right to substitute prizes with another prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so.

13. The decision of The Club regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

14. Winners will be notified after 10 July 2021 by email or phone.

15. The Club will attempt to contact winners by email at least two times. If contact is not made, the Club reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.

16. The winner will have 14 days from the date they were notified to claim the prize by emailing   [email protected]  The prize will only be released following proof of identification.

17. If a winner does not claim their prize within 14 days, they will lose their right to the prize.

18. If the winner cannot be contacted or has not claimed their prize within the required time limit, The Club reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.

19. You consent to any personal information you provide in entering the prize draw being used by The Club for the purposes of administering the prize draw.

20. Winners agree to participate in any reasonable publicity related to the prize draw which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media.

21. All personal information shall be used in accordance with The Club’s privacy policy which can be viewed at t https://www.bromsgrovesc.co.uk/useful-documents

22. The Club does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of either participating in the prize draw or being selected for a prize. 

23. The Club reserves the right to cancel the prize draw or amend these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice.

24. The prize draw and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 



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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

34 of 60 claimed

Prize draw - luxury weekend break worth £2300

A chance to enter the draw for this fabulous weekend break with family or friends or just on your own. Win a stay in this five bedroom house (sleeps 11) in a stunning costal location in the picturesque village of Strete, just over 4 miles south of Dartmouth. Available for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday between October 2021 and March 2022, subject to availability. Further information and Ts & Cs are given at the foot of the page.

£1 or more

A donation of any amount

We're grateful for any donation of £1 or more to support our cause. Thank you!

£1 or more

Chair's Special Pledge

The more you donate, the more Emily suffers! Don't let her choose her own stroke... how do YOU want her to swim up to 400m in our sponsored swim in August? If we raise £100 she swims 100m free, £200 - 200m free/breast, £350 - 300m free/breast/back, £600 - 400m free/breast/back/fly. If you want to see Emily fly, please donate as much as you can and let's get that total up to £600!

£7 or more

0 of 3 claimed

BSC face mask

Our limited edition BSC face masks - size Small Junior

£10 or more

33 of 50 claimed

Special edition BSC swimming cap

We have a fabulous limited special edition swimming cap emblazoned with the BSC logo and the words 'Back with a Splash'.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bodenham Arboretum Family Ticket

Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children. RRP £18 Visit www.bodenhamarboretum.co.uk to find out more about this lovely day out!

£15 or more

8 of 20 claimed

One-to-one training with our Head Coach

Within your normal training session, have Matt's undivided attention for half an hour. Multiple sessions can be purchased. Available to club members only.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hogwarts backpack set

Aimed at younger children, this is a blue, three bag set comprising rucksack and two smaller bags, all emblazoned with the Hogwarts emblem.

£20 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Football coaching session - FA Level 2

A 30 minute one-to-one training session with a Level 2 English FA football coach. Takes place at Meadow Park FC, Stoke Prior.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One month's FREE membership at BLC

One month's free (fitness only) membership to Bromsgrove Leisure Centre. Available to new members only. Worth £24.99 Valid until 26th May 2022 Find out more at https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/bromsgrove-sports-leisure-centre/

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Coffee lover's hamper.

A selection of eight Taylors ground coffees and two Tate and Lyle syrups. RRP £29.

£25 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Consultation from Housability

An initial consultation from cleaning and decluttering systems consultants Housability. Visit www.housability.co.uk to see what's on offer. Normally over £50

£100 or more

Be a corporate sponsor (1 year)

Have your logo displayed on the home page of our fabulous new website. Your logo will link to your website for 1 year.

£200 or more

Be a corporate sponsor (2 years)

Have your logo displayed on the home page of our fabulous new website. Your logo will link to your website for 2 years.

£6 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Sweet bundles

A selection of favourite chocolate bars and packets of sweets - ideal for keeping everyone happy during car journeys over the summer RRP £10

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Courtney's Cakes and Bakes - 6 cupcakes

Six cupcakes of your choice of design/theme. Collection only from Courtney's Cakes and Bakes. RRP £10 See Courtney's Instagram page here https://www.instagram.com/courtneys.cakesnbakes

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Mini-manicure - shape and paint.

Have a mini-manicure shape and paint at Britannia House with Kirsty. Worth £13.

£8 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Tea hampers

A selection of traditional and herbal tea, 2 mugs, chocolate cookies and shortbread. Relax and unwind with a delicious cup of tea and biscuits. RRP £15

£9 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Pizza Heaven voucher for 2 pizzas

A voucher for two wood-fired pizzas from one of Pizza Heaven's pop-up locations. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pizzaheavenplease to see where they are and their menu.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fredrico Mahora perfume

50ml Federico Mahora Pure pour femme #448 inspired by Marc Jacobs ‘Decadence’ plus Federico Mahora Pure home air freshener #FM20 inspired by Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’. RRP £20. Kindly donated by https://www.instagram.com/scents_and_beauty_by_sam/

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ale hamper

10 bottles of ale, featuring Bishop's Finger, Spitfire, Whitstable Bay and 3 bottles from the Box Steam Brewery amongst others. RRP £20

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Cider hamper

10 bottles of cider, featuring a range of 5 Thatchers ciders, 3 Old Mount Cider and 2 Bulmers. RRP £20

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Wine hamper

A selection of wines including a bottle of Cava.

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Chocolate Bouquet

The ultimate chocolate gift. A chocolate bouquet full of classics, from Aero and Curly Wurly to Crunchie and Double Decker - A colourful display that makes the perfect gift!

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Britannia House Hair and Beauty £30 voucher

Take yourself for some pampering with Kirsty at Britannia House Hair and Beauty in Bromsgrove.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Butcher's Block barbecue box. RRP £30

Enjoy this box of delicious meat for the barbecue including 6 burgers, 6 chicken kebabs, 6 lamb kofta kebabs, 6 Lashford sausages and a rack of ribs. Butcher's Block can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ButchersBlockBromsgrove/

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Body Shop Gift Box

Body Shop Glowing British Rose Big Gift Box worth over £30. Pictured at the bottom of the page.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Chocolate hamper (worth £30)

Luxury chocolate hamper containing six boxes of luxury chocolates including Lindor and Thornton's. Kindly donated by Spar https://www.spar.co.uk/

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Wine hamper, worth £40

Three red and three whites (Shiraz x2, Cabernet Sauvignon x1, Sauvignon Blanc x1, Pinot Grigio x2). Kindly donated by the community champions at Morrisons Bromsgrove.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Swarovski crystal necklace

This pretty Swarovski crystal necklace from H. Samuel is worth £45 Take a look at the picture at the foot of our page.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A family ticket for Cadbury World (worth £57).

A ticket for an amazing day out for two adults and two children.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 voucher - Ye Olde Horseshoe, Belbroughton

For only £40 get a £50 voucher to eat out at Ye Olde Horseshoe in the picturesque village of Belbroughton - https://yeoldehorseshoebelbroughton.co.uk

£42 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gin lover's hamper

Containing a bottle of Chase Raspberry & Basil Limited Edition gin, Folkington's tonic water and nibbles. RRP £50

£50 or more

4 of 4 claimed

1 Hour Private Coaching Session

A 1 hour, one-to-one coaching session with Matt at a private pool. Parent must stay on site at all times. BSC members only.

£65 or more

1 of 1 claimed

90 minute Swim MOT at the Swimcube

90 minute Swim MOT at the Swimcube. Get a bargain on this fantastic session at Swimcube at Brixworth Country Park, Northants. The session will look at all aspects of your swimming and you will take home a video of the session including commentary and analysis. Find out more at https://theswimcube.com/

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