Cinderford Swimming Club Covid Recovery Appeal

by Cinderford & District Swim Club in Cinderford, England, United Kingdom

£90

£2,000 target 7 days left
4% 6 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 3rd November 2020 at 8:42pm

We are raising funds to keep our club alive and to get all members (young & old) back in the pool to do what they love.

by Cinderford & District Swim Club in Cinderford, England, United Kingdom

Cinderford & District Swimming Club has been a proud part of the Forest of Dean community since 1977, encouraging physical and mental good health & wellbeing whilst enabling competitive opportunities at all levels. 

As a result of the current pandemic, we have been unable to train since March, and have had to cancel fundraising events which are a crucial part of our annual income.

As a volunteer-run community sports provider in an area of socio-economic deprivation we regard it as our duty to provide support, especially to our younger members, to enable them to develop both as swimmers and as well-rounded, resilient individuals; the swimming club nurtures friendships outside the school environment and encourages core lifeskills such as self-confidence, perseverance and teamworking.

We often loan out our coaches and other volunteers to other clubs to enable their events to take place, and it would be a real shame if we could not continue to do so.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for everyone, and that our costs (when we get back to our usual pool) will necessarily increase to accommodate the requirements of social distancing; we are following all available SwimEngland guidance on restricted pool space as safety is very much a priority. We are looking at financial losses which could threaten our ability to deliver training and facilities to our 100+ members if gone unchecked.

Any money raised will be used to keep the Club alive, to push forward with getting a degree of normality back into the lives of the members and their families, and to start building the swimmers back up to their desired levels of fitness and confidence.

Let's make 'Cinderford Swimming Club Covid Recovery Appeal' happen

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