Clevedon Swimming Club's COVID Appeal

by Clevedon Swimming Club in Clevedon, England, United Kingdom

Clevedon Swimming Club's COVID Appeal
We did it
On 5th August 2020 we successfully raised £6,510 with 94 supporters in 31 days

We are fundraising to keep the club alive and facilitate a safe return to the pools once they reopen for all our members.

by Clevedon Swimming Club in Clevedon, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional funds would be used to build a hardship fund to support our volunteers and members through financial difficulties.


The club is run by a team of volunteers who have a keen interest in swimming but also take positive action to encourage our members to be the best they can be; whether that is through swimming, volunteering, skills sharing or raising funds for community charities and projects. Take a look on our website, twitter and facebook pages to see some of the fantastic activities we have been involved in.

Since COVID-19 closed our pools in March of this year our team have been unable to train in the water and all competitions have been cancelled. In this time, we have been truly proud of our members who have been raising money for local charities and trying to keep their fitness levels up for a time we can return to the pool.

As training could not continue we made the decision to stop collecting fees and hoped that the closures of the pools would be short lived.

Unfortunately the opening of swimming pools has been delayed so the closure now has impacted on our ability to run competition events which would have brought incomes of around £5000. Club reserves have ensured that we have been able to pay necessary costs however this is not a long term option for us.

When pools reopen we appreciate that we will have to adapt and this will have further demands on our resources. We want to be equipped for a transition back to the pool and also want to support our families going through tough times.

The money raised will be used to keep our club alive, to retain our coaches, allow for PPE and additional equipment to be purchased. To build a club hardship fund to support members going through financial difficulties, and to get us back to the pool.

It’s fantastic that Sport England and Crowdfunder have now launched a match funding opportunity to help us. In order to access the funds we need to meet our initial target of £5,000 by the end of July. 

We recommend our members donate their July swimming fees to the fund to help us reach our target and access the match funding.

We are a hugely valued part of the North Somerset community and hope that you will contribute to our project.  

Many thanks in advance for your support (oh, and don't miss our rewards!)

Reward Ts and Cs

  • Prize draw winners will be drawn at random by Clevedon ASC President
  • No cash prize equivalent
  • Prizes will be collectable from the club by end October 2020

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward - Non members only

The complete party experience, delivered to your door from Gathabox.com Hosting a party at home has never been so simple. Reward worth £80, choice of boxes available

£15 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£15 Reward - non members only

Online 1 hour Yoga session with our expert Yoga instructor Kevin Dorrington

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A free Clevedon ASC drinks bottle

£20 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£20 Reward Non Members only

Luxury Beach Towel from supplier 'Fleur of England'

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward Non Members only

1 free session with CrossFit Ozbox Kids in Clevedon

£20 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£20 Reward Non Members only

Weekly digital fitness session with Deborah Welch fitness. Check out her site at https://www.deborahwelchfitness.com/

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward - non members only

Double Tree by Hilton Cadbury club and spa; Guest pass for the day (gym, pool, classes, jacuzzi)

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward - Non members only

Courtesy of Videodirect Ltd - half price corporate video or free video edit

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward - Non members only

Medical - First aid session available to non members only.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A free Clevedon Swimming Club travel mug

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Entry into our prize draw to win a range of swimming equipment prizes and a voucher to spend with a top swimming retailer. The prize draw will take place on the 30th September 2020.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward - non members only

Cut and Blowdry from Meg Welch Hair, Clevedon

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