DOIT4LOUI.com - Prevention of Child Drowning

by DOIT4LOUI (Doit4Loui.com) in Hindley, England, United Kingdom

£20,374

raised of £25,000 stretch target

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This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 27th October 2020 at 5:31pm

Child Drowning Prevention charity Doit4Loui - Gives children the opportunity to learn essential skills to survive and swim from an early age

by DOIT4LOUI (Doit4Loui.com) in Hindley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

More funding will allow us to book more lessons and pool time delivered in a covid safe environment.


1599228864_doit4loui.jpgTHE NEED

DOIT4LOUI was formed in memory of Loui Aspinall who tragically drowned in 2013 at the age of 2 years old.  The need was seen to raise awareness for parents and to teach infants as young as 6 month old how to self rescue and swim if they found themselves in difficulty in water. 

HOW DOIT4LOUI HELPS

Since 2017 DOIT4LOUI has helped subsidise lessons for many families with low income the teaching of one to one 'Float to Live' courses for infants and young children. We believe no child should be denied the opportunity to learn these life saving skills due to financial circumstances. The children upon successfully completing the 4 week course gain confidence not only in water and swimming development  but also they have shown generally increased confidence, accelerated personal growth and development. Over 250 infants and young children have now been taught these life changing skills.  Prior to Covid 19 the demand for these lessons has grown significantly as a result of the education and awareness provided by DOIT4LOUI in the region. This has resulted in a further 'Float to Live' instructor being trained.

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Please take time to view the video below and see for yourself the wonderful life saving water skills being taught to infants.


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The gift of Swimming

Doit4Loui strives to encourage children to learn how to swim without depending on floatation aids. We believe that once a child has been taught the fundamental skills to be independently safe in water they are then ready to learn to swim.

Children that have completed the 4 week course and are physically ready to learn to swim, begin to learn the basics of all the swim strokes. The children attend lessons once a week and become competent swimmers as well as  knowing how to be safe in and around water.

Graduate children as their swimming has progressed are now starting to feed into wider organised swimming activities.  DOIT4LOUI has helped them with the early stages of their swimming journey!

See the videos below with children as young as 4 years old swimming competently...

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DOIT4LOUI WINS "Inspirational Award"

In 2019 Wigan Council asked the Wigan community to nominate people who go above and beyond in their commitment and are inspirational to others. 

Emma Aspinall (Loui's mum) was nominated and won an "Inspirational Person" award.

The awards ceremony was a wonderful night with Dave Guest of  BBC "North West Tonight" presenting her award.1599395490_awards.jpg

Click here to see Emma of DOIT4LOUI collecting the award

IMPACT OF COVID 19

The impact of Covid 19 has been felt across the UK. The swimming community has been dramatically affected.  All revenue streams have stopped but unfortunately not the cost of facilities.  DOIT4LOUI needs to recover thousands of pounds caused due to the impact of covid 19 together with increased ongoing costs due to lower pool utilisation.

Looking ahead we are planning how we return safely, extra pool time to assist with social distancing, protective equipment, sanitizer, extra volunteers to ensure new conditions are met.

Our little swimmers are really missing their one on one lessons.

  See what it means to one of our little swimmers "Seren"! 

By the generosity of Sport England we are launching the crowdfunding campaign to help bridge the financial issues caused by Covid 19 and help secure the future of DOIT4LOUI.

We aim to raise £10k by donations and various activities such as raffles, donations, sponsored events etc which we will be organising and receiving £10k matched funding from Sport England.

 Please help us achieve our goal! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

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1 Months FREE membership to Slimming World.

1 Months free membership to Slimming World value £30 including recipe books to help you, value £10. Total offer valued at £40 This kind offer has been donated by our very own Slimming World consultant Jackie. ( redeemed at Bethel in HindleyGreen.) Group meets every Thursday 9.30am &11.30, 3pm/5pm & 7pm

£3 or more

1 Week Free Milk Delivery Wigan Area- Value £5

twice weekly milk delivery courtesy of McQueen's Dairies. McQueens Dairies have very kindly offered to deliver 4 litres of milk (2 X 2 litre delivery) for 1 week. Please donate and claim the reward. You must email to confirm to warrington@mcqueensdairies.co.uk with full contact details Skimmed, semi-skimmed or whole milk. All emails received before 5pm on Wednesday will be eligible for delivery the following week

£4 or more

Ideal Secret Santa Humorous Gift Set

Gift set - mug, fridge magnet and key ring each with humorous quotes

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Paint Therapy Class. Value £10

Vintage Crafts by Jaxs is a Paint Therapy Session. Come and de stress and learn a new craft skill, based at Bethel, HindleyGreen

£15 or more

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Blow Dry and Hair Mask - Value £20-25

Leah Marie Hair and Beauty 40 Market St Hindley We will be offering a blow dry of your choice including a reconstruction mask which helps seal your ends and reconstructs your hair from the inside this product is one of our best sellers and is discounted at £15 with proceeds going to Doit4Loui All our products are NOT tested on animals and are specifically made to protect your hair inc u.v protection Worth £20-25

£15 or more

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£20 Voucher to be used at Charlies Coffee Factory

Voucher to the value of £20. Charlies Coffee Factory, Market Street, Hindley. Donated by Steve and partner

£50 or more

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3 PT sessions at JB Fitness Wigan Value £75

3 Personal Trainer sessions at JB Fitness Wigan Value £75

£100 or more

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12 week challenge at JB Fitness, Wigan worth £150

12 week challenge at JB Fitness, Wigan worth £150

£100 or more

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2 hours Corporate Wellbeing Training value £150

2 hour delivery of corporate wellbeing intervention within the workplace. Recognising and improving Mental health and wellbeing of individuals in the workplace. Kindly gifted by Tayloredminds.

£7 or more

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Double Air Bed donated by Aldi - Value £9.99

Bestway Blow up double air bed with plush top value £9.99 Kindly donated by Aldi - Hindley Green

£7 or more

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TOSCANA Mediterranean Restaurant, Gift Voucher £10

TOSCANA Mediterranean Restaurant, Hindley, Gift Voucher, £10

£7 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10 Sol-Tan Voucher

£10 Sol-Tan Voucher, Donated by Sol-Tan 546 Atherton Road, Hindley Green

£8 or more

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Izzy's Tea room - Afternoon Tea Value £12

Afternoon tea for one Izzy's Tea room 5 Ladies Lane Hindley Kindly donated by Izzy

£15 or more

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TOSCANA Mediterranean Restaurant Gift Voucher

TOSCANA Mediterranean Restaurant Gift voucher, Value £20. Donated by Toscana, Hindley

£20 or more

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Fruit and Veg pack - value £25

Kindly donated by Self Pick 140 Atherton Rd Hindley Thank you!

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Golf Lesson with PGA Pro value £60

1 hour golf lesson with the PGA Pro Kevin at Didsbury Golf Club Kindly donated by Kevin. To be taken in Nov.

£75 or more

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Baby Photo session/15 digital images- Value £100

Professional photoshoot done in the comfort of your own home in the Wigan/ Bolton area includes 2 outfits and a wrap set up for baby Can include siblings and family shots 1 hour session And 15 digital images Value £100

£100 or more

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4 weeks Infant Swim Survival Course - Value £170

4 weeks Infant Swim Survival Course - Value £170 provided by "Infant Swim Survival". One on one tuition teaching your child the life saving skill of how to survive should they fall into water by floating on their back. This course also gives your child the foundation for ongoing building of their swimming skills and they show generally increased confidence, accelerated personal growth and development. 10 mins per day, 20 sessions typical

£100 or more

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Cheeky Champs Football Yr Membership - Value £240

A year of football at Cheeky Champs for one child aged 18months to 4 years in our Hindley Venue every Saturday Your child will learn a variety of exercises and techniques that will help them develop the skills to play football. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/cheekychampsffs/ Thank you to Cheeky Champs for offering us this..

£175 or more

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Spa Day "Timeout for Two" 2 People - Value £200

Spa Butterfly Experience within DW Fitness First, Stadium Way, Wigan Elemis Frangapani Back treatment. Back,neck, shoulder and scalp massage with 30 minute facial Deluxe Pedicure and gel polish Food platter and strawberries. see https://www.spabutterfly.org/ for full details

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