GAW swim club covid impact fund - Tokyo challenge

by The Bell Family in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

GAW swim club covid impact fund - Tokyo challenge
We did it
On 8th May 2021 we successfully raised £40 with 3 supporters in 28 days

I’m doing the Tokyo challenge, raising funds for Gateshead and Whickham swim club to replace income we normally make from our own galas.

My club has been unable to run its own swimming galas during COVID.  The funds we raise from our galas are a significant part of our overall income and help us pay for our pool hire and coaching. 

We are raising funds to replace this lost income and ourtarget is to raise £16,000, the same amount that we raised from our galas in 2019.  Sport England will contribute 30% of our target, as long as we raise the rest ourselves.  

The additional funds will enable the club pay for a significant increase our water time so we can train at a level which enables us to compete successfully.  This is really important to me, and to other swimmers at the club, so we can achieve our swimming goals

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