Byrne Avenue Baths - Let's Get This Party Started!

by ByrneAve in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th October 2017 we successfully raised £20,563 with 144 supporters in 42 days

Help us to get Byrne Avenue Baths restored and re-opened. If you swam there or played there please donate to save it for the next generation

by ByrneAve in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra funds will be used to continue the restoration work on the building. 

Help us to get the restoration and re-opening of Byrne Avenue Baths off to a fantastic start.

Byrne Avenue Baths, Rock Ferry, Wirral, is a beautiful Grade II listed building, originally built in 1933 with two swimming pools and Ladies and Gents Slipper Baths. One set of the Slipper Baths is still in tact. What's a Slipper Bath? It consists of 8 individual cubicles each with a full size bath. People use to hire a bath for an hour - they were given a towel and as much hot water as they wanted but had to take their own bubble bath!

Unfortunately this beauty has been closed for several years.

The roof is leaking, the windows are broken and the pigeons have moved in. But not for long! Byrne Avenue Trust has taken over the lease of the building from Wirral Council, and now we start the hard work of restoring the Baths and getting them open again. This project will start that work, beginning with plugging the leaks in the roof, fixing the windows and serving an eviction notice on those pigeons. There will also be a big clean up to get it fit for the great work ahead. The Council are giving us some money to do the most urgent work, but it is not enough to get even our first stage completed. The rest we need to raise ourselves.

That's where you come in. This campaign is your way to show your support for this beautiful building. Please donate so that we can get this work started.

Money for nothing!

If you are tax payer, please make sure you compete the Gift Aid box. That gives us another 25% on top of your donation - for free!  So a donation of £20 would be worth £25,  £50 would be worth £62.50, etc.

Ways to help

We understand that not everybody can afford to give large amounts to the campaign. If you can afford to pledge please do so. If you can't then you can help in other ways. Please tell everyone you know and spread the word. We are going to need businesses to donate goods and services, and  a team of volunteers to work with us.  If you can help with either of these, email to get in touch.

"The Baths is amazing. I definitely want to be involved" - MP, potential volunteer.

Were you there?

So many people who grew up on Wirral hear the words "Byrne Ave" and tell us about how they learnt to swim there, played football, jumped off the balcony into the pool. If you are one of those people for whom Byrne Ave created great memories, then please support this project so that the next generations can start making memories too. And so that you can make some more!

Lets get this party started.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

To thank you for your donation, you'll receive a Thank You on our Facebook page and twitter account.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

As well as a Thank You on Facebook, you'll also receive a personalised Thank You postcard, with a picture of the Baths on the front - a memento to remind you of what you are supporting.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

As well as a Thank you on Facebook and Twitter, you will be sent a personalised Postcard with a picture of Byrne Avenue on the front, and a Supporter's Pen to remind you of your involvement.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

As well as your Thank You acknowledgement, post card and supporters pen, you will receive an invitation for 2 people to a Donor Tour of the building. This will give you a chance to see the building in its current state, and allow you to find out about the restoration plans first hand.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Business and Corporate Donation - As a business or corporate donor, you will receive a Thank You on our social media accounts, and we will add your Business Name and Logo to our Sponsor page on our website.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

As well as Thank You acknowledgements on our Facebook and Twitter, a personalised postcard and a Supporter's Pen, you will receive an invitation for two to a Donor Tour of the building, at the start of its renovation. In addition your name will be shown on our Get This Party Started donor plaque which will be displayed in the Baths once they are open, for all to see.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Business and Corporate Donation - As well as Thank You acknowledgements on Facebook and Twitter, your business name and logo will be added to our Supporters Page on our website with a link to your website. You will receive two tickets to a Donor Tour of the building at its renovation stage, and your business name will be added to the Get This Party Started plaque which will be displayed in the Baths once the building re-opens.

£250 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£250 Reward

Are you ready for this! Thank you on Facebook and Twitter, personalised postcard and supporters pen, website acknowledgement, name on Getting Started plaque and 2 tickets to a Donor Tour. PLUS 2 tickets to our Opening Ceremony when we bring the Baths back to life. It won't be this week, but your name will be on the list and you'll have the chance to come and see firsthand what your donation has helped to achieve.

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

For such a fantastic donation you will get: Facebook and Twitter Thank Yous, postcard and pen, website Thank you, your name of the Getting Started donor plaque and two tickets for a Donor Tour. PLUS you will get an invitation for two to our Opening Ceremony with a VIP lunch beforehand. You'll be able to meet some of the other donors, and officials involved in the project, then move to the Baths for the Opening Ceremony.

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