£9,134

 
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 14th February 2021 at 1:58pm

Please help Beacon Swimming Club raise £5,000 to assist offsetting operational costs and recoup lost revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak

by Beacon Swimming & Lifesaving Club in Crowborough, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

THANK YOU! We are SO grateful to all that have donated. 

The money raised will help tremendously but it will not be enough to hit everything on our list. The extra pool and coaching time alone is a huge expense. This extra money will go towards our hardship fund, land training for more of our members online and in person and replenishing some of our reserves for what could be an equally difficult year in 2021.


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Help Beacon Swimming Club!


About our club:

Beacon Swimming Club is a non-profit community-based swimming club, covering the area of East Sussex and Kent (Including Heathfield, Mayfield, Uckfield, Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells and Crawley). The community led club is predominantly Volunteer run and has had a rich and successful history dating back to 1976.

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Many of our members have been with us for years and love the family vibe of the club. The club has helped the County and Community with volunteering as demonstrated by the national volunteering award and Commonwealth lifesaving medals/achievements. Our coaching team help support and guide swimmers through learning to swim, training to train, training to win and even further into achieving professional qualifications and long term careers as coaches, lifeguards, swimming teachers, officials and lifesavers. 

WE ARE ONE BIG FAMILY!

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What do we offer?

The club offers a range of coached swimming and lifesaving sessions for all age groups and abilities. We provide a platform for swimmers to train and compete both individually and as part of a team at County, Regional and National levels. As a club we take great pride in our training pathways and the fact we are open to all ages and abilities.

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Club Mission Statement:

Beacon Swimming Club is open and welcoming to all and as a team will work together to maximise the abilities of each individual while providing opportunities for all to succeed in their goals and so build a vibrant, positive and successful Club.

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Hardship Funds:

The club offers a hardship fund to help support anyone that has a passion for swimming that may be struggling to make ends meet. We are one big family and as a club we all work together to achieve outstanding results, teamwork and lifelong friendships.

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Lockdown:

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It was extremely difficult for many of our swimmers back in March when the country was plunged into lockdown. Many of our swimmers who train over 12 hours a week were left without a pool, gym and any social interaction. But as a club we bounced back and battled through it, from virtual fitness sessions, to weekly checkin's, online quizzes, virtual competitions, a Beacon Bake Off, squad socials and of course the #NopoolNoproblem campaign! Our coaching team had weekly meetings to plan sessions to keep all our members active, engaged, connected and fit.

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Once the lockdown was lifted in July, the coaching and volunteer team worked endlessly to plan, prepare and make safe all our facilities to allow our swimmers to train in the safest way possible. All of our members were so happy to get back into the pool! It was amazing to see so many smiling faces again :) The coaching team then run a Level X competition to re-engage, motivate and encourage our swimmers, many of which came away with PB's, a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a huge smile on their face. Swimming is more than just a sport, our volunteers, coaches, officials have worked tirelessly all year to help support all of our members both physically and mentally!

The Impact of Covid-19:

The impact of COVID-19 has been huge on swimming, with group sports being suspended for 3 months in the summer, 4 weeks in November and again for many of our swimmers in December, in line with government restrictions. 

Unfortunately the club has been unable to run a range of fundraisers, events, club championships, holiday camps and raffles, that usually help support ongoing running costs of the club.

The club and our coaching team have done their best to minimize expenditure and support all our members. The lack of income and increased pool costs due to COVID restrictions mean the club are now seeking financial support to help with its continued operation in the New Year. We have done our best to shield members from severe cost increases with the coaching team even agreeing to a reduced pay rate. We know our members will be there to help support us as we have been with them over this difficult year.

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What are we fundraising for?

  • Paying for additional pool and coaching time to ensure everyone can swim in an affordable, fun, safe and friendly manner.
  • Paying for expenses associated with Covid guidelines at swimming/lifesaving
  • Paying our coaching team to ensure our members stay fit, both physically and mentally during any further lockdowns
  • Paying for coach and volunteer training and certificates
  • Funding of virtual land training sessions
  • Top up our hardship fund
  • Replenish reserves in case of any further restrictions

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Charity, Fundraising, Volunteering & Teamwork!

Beacon Swimming Club is predominantly run on Volunteers. As the club has continued to grow and expand, so have our volunteering team. Without them we wouldn't have been able to open our sport up to half as many children and adults in the Kent and Sussex areas. They are the heart of the club and what keeps us functioning so well!

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Our Volunteering team have even been acknowledged by National Governing Bodies such as Swim England, the RLSS and the Institute of Swimming. Many of our volunteers have received awards and honours for their dedication and hard work to both swimming and lifesaving as sports. Some of our amazing volunteers have even attended and been runners up in the Sussex Sports Awards.

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and even more recently, our very own swimmer Henry Russell Ross won the Young Volunteer of the Year Award (2019). 

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As a club we like to give back to our community both locally and nationally. We have had members participate and raise thousands of pounds for charities across the UK, helping to improve the lives of people all over. 

Whether this is MOVEMBER...

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Swimming the ENGLISH CHANNEL!

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or taking part in charity runs like the RAT RACE, and the Colour Run!

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We try and help out where we can! We also try and use our hardship fund to help support as many of our members as possible. Keep up the amazing work everyone!

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Crowdfunder Rewards:

Crowdfunder allows us the opportunity to put up some prizes and prize draws for anyone that wishes to donate. This offers a way of rewarding anyone that supports our cause. Please do get in touch if you would like to offer something.  We will happily list all sponsors on our Website and Crowdfunding page providing exposure for your business. Every bit of help is highly appreciated.

Rebuilding our Club and Sports England Funding

If we raise 25% of our target from 50 different donations, we can apply for Sports England ‘Active Together’ funding. They match between 30-50% of Crowdfunder donations up to a £5000 contribution, but only if we hit our initial target (£5,000)

If we are able to raise £5000, this funding can be kindly matched by Sports England, providing the club with a cash boost of £10,000. Over the coming months we will be hosting a range of activities such as Crowdfunder prizes, quizzes, raffles and sponsored events to try and reach our goal. Please join in and help our club

Feel free to get in touch, if you are able to offer a reward or have any reward ideas that aren't currently on here.  On behalf of everyone at Beacon Swimming Club, swimmers, lifesavers, parents and volunteers THANK YOU for any support you are able to offer. We appreciate these are difficult times for everyone and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supports our #swimfamily at Beacon. 

Thank you to these local business' for donating to our cause... 

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www.instagram.com/bakesbyrachx

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www.facebook.com/brewboxcrow

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www.facebook.com/buxtedosteo

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www.carrs-drivingtuition.co.uk

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www.cbgc.co.uk

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www.crowboroughtennis.co.uk

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www.facebook.com/chriscwldriving/

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www.heathfieldswimschool.co.uk

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www.holmewoodhouse.co.uk/swim-school/

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www.peoniesfrompluto.co.uk

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www.facebook.com/Pippins-Nursery-498916203843275

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www.recre8courses.co.uk

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www.samyoga.co.uk/

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www.sarahgorman.fit

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www.rbartsacademy.com/about-cheersquad

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www.spn.fit

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www.facebook.com/Studio4Crowborough/

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www.swimstars.co.uk

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www.thefloralworkshop.com

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www.totalbodyfit.co.uk

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www.vmafitness.co.uk

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www.wrightportraits.co.uk

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www.YogaLions.co.uk

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www.zarawilliamsmassage.wixsite.com/sportsmassage

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

1 1/2 hours 1-2-1 Coaching session with Paula

Private 1-2-1 swimming session with Coach Paula Willison. Time to be mutually agreed. Split into 3 x 30 mins, 2 x 45 mins or 1x 90 min session.

£3 or more

8 of 25 claimed

Raffle for Hamper - POD's 1-8!

We have 5 Hampers put together from donations from our swimming members from POD's 1-8. The hampers include chocolates, nice toiletries, and biscuits! 1 in 5 chance of winning a hamper!

£5 or more

15 of 20 claimed

Chocolate Hamper (Raffle)

A luxurious chocolate hamper filled with all your favourites!

£10 or more

A single class pass to SPN Studio’s for £10+

A single class pass for each donation of £10+ (worth £18 each) www.spn.fit SPN Lifestyle brings big city fitness and wellness to the suburbs with a unique 360-degree approach to lifestyle, wellness and fitness, inspired by the latest methods from LA, New York and London.

£10 or more

9 of 15 claimed

Prize Draw - 1 x £50 Amazon Voucher (Raffle)

Chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher

£15 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Rocky Road Tray Bake (approx. 12 portions)

A Tray Bake of Rocky Road - so irresistible! Approx. 12 slices from the tray bake. Comes with 5***** rating. Baked by bakesbyrachx. www.instagram.com/bakesbyrachx

£20 or more

2 of 20 claimed

SPN+ subscription for three months

£20+ SPN+ subscription for three months (worth £45 each) https://plus.spn.fit Our virtual fitness and wellness platform SPN+ mirrors our studio offering with an incredibly diverse range of classes including Barre, Yoga, Boxing, Strength & Core Training, TRX, Indoor Cycling, Pilates, Meditation + Breathwork and Kids Fitness with 100+ videos available at your fingertips, to watch both on-demand and live from the studio.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2x fitness classes at VMA Fitness Centre

Voucher for 2x fitness classes at VMA Fitness Centre - Crowborough. This gives you a choice of classes including: * Kettlebells * Fitness Kickboxing * BodyBlast * Freestyle Fitness Yoga Please take a look at the website for a full class schedule: www.vmafitness.co.uk

£20 or more

0 of 2 claimed

A 4 class pass from SAM Yoga

4 free classes (worth £24) with SAM Yoga. SAM Yoga was founded in 2016 in order to create a loving, supportive community for those looking to enhance their mental and physical wellbeing. www.samyoga.co.uk

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1-2-1 Online Yoga Session

A 1-2-1 voucher for any age/ability/family bubble from Yoga Lions. A 45 min session worth over £40! Session by www.YogaLions.co.uk

£45 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Family photo shoot and a complimentary 10x8 print

Gift voucher for Wright portraits. The voucher includes a Family portrait session and a complimentary 10x8 print worth over £60! www.wrightportraits.co.uk

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1 hour CHEERLEADING session for up to 5 people

Have a 1 hour CHEERLEADING session for up to 5 people (Usually £25 PER PERSON!) Session to run in Uckfield with qualified instructor at Spirit Elite Cheerleading Squad. www.rbartsacademy.com/about-cheersquad

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 hour driving lesson with CWL Driving School

A 2 hour driving lesson with CWL Driving School (worth £64!) The winner takes the voucher within 3 months of being able to and must be based in Crowborough

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Lifetime Streamline freestanding Basket ball hoop

We’ve got a brand new in box basketball hoop worth £117.46!

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

A monthly unlimited studio pass for SPN Studio’s

A monthly unlimited studio pass for the first five donations of £100+ (worth £195 each) www.spn.fit SPN Lifestyle brings big city fitness and wellness to the suburbs with a unique 360-degree approach to lifestyle, wellness and fitness, inspired by the latest methods from LA, New York and London.

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

1 term of Synchro Swimming

Voucher for 1 term of Synchro Swimming with Swim Stars South East. Wednesday evening at Rose Hill School. Worth £135!

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club - midweek 4-ball

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club - A midweek 4-ball voucher which has a value of £240 if used during the Summer months. www.cbgc.co.uk

£240 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Crowborough Tennis Club Adult Annual Membership

An adult annual membership at Crowborough Tennis Club (Worth £275!) www.crowboroughtennis.co.uk

£500 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Annual SPN studio membership incl. SPN+ digital

Annual SPN studio membership including SPN+ digital for the first 3 donations of £500 or more (value £1980 each!) www.spn.fit SPN Lifestyle brings big city fitness and wellness to the suburbs with a unique 360-degree approach to lifestyle, wellness and fitness, inspired by the latest methods from LA, New York and London.

£7 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Batch of approx. 20 mouth watering sausage rolls

Batch of approx. 20 mouth watering bitesize sausage rolls. Baked by bakesbyrachx. www.instagram.com/bakesbyrachx

£10 or more

15 of 15 claimed

Prize Draw - 1 x £50 Amazon Voucher (Raffle)

Chance to win a £50 amazon voucher

£10 or more

20 of 20 claimed

Free Term of Swim School Lessons (Raffle)

A terms worth of free swimming lessons at Holmewood House Swim School. https://www.holmewoodhouse.co.uk/swim-school/

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Voucher for Haircut at Studio 4 Hairdressing

A £20 voucher to be used against a hair cut from Studio 4 Hairdressing for men & women (Crowborough)

£17 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A beautiful Bouquet from Peonies From Pluto

A beautiful Bouquet from Peonies From Pluto (worth £20) https://www.peoniesfrompluto.co.uk/

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

11+ mock exam places with Recre8 @Tonbridge School

11+ mock exam places with Recre8 @ Tonbridge School for 2021 (booked direct through Chelsea dates TBC) https://www.recre8courses.co.uk/

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Glenlivet single malt scotch whisky (700ml)

The Glenlivet single malt scotch whisky (700ml) (RRP £33.99)

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Raffle for 1 hour 1-2-1 Coaching session with Ben

Raffle for your chance to win a 1 hour 1-2-1 coaching session with Head Coach Ben Stevens

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

3 x Pilates online classes by TotalBodyFIT

3 x TotalBodyFIT Pilates online classes (live or available as a pre-recorded video link after class). The classes are run by Ginny Macklen and Polly Haywood who are both qualified personal trainers and pilates instructors. Take a look at the website: www.totalbodyfit.co.uk Instagram @total_body_fit_ Facebook @totalbodyfittrai

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1 hour 1-2-1 session with 'The Beacon Boiz'

Your chance to buy an exclusive signed photo and a 1 hour coaching session with the Instagram famous 'Beacon Boiz' (Some of the top lifesaving athletes in the Country!)

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A weeks worth of coffee from Brew Box!

The Voucher would entitle a weeks worth of coffee (1 per day) worth at least £22. Brew Box is based in Crowborough. Take a look at their Facebook page on the following link - https://www.facebook.com/brewboxcrow

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

5 class pass online from @sarahblend.fit

Access to a 5 class pass online from Fitness Trainer @sarahblend.fit (founder of blend fit, PT and ambassador for "live well events" and "own your goals Davina") https://sarahgorman.fit/ (Worth £35)

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Floral Bouquet from the Floral Workshop

A wonderful Floral Bouquet from the Floral Workshop, Crowborough worth £30! For more info take a look at their website: www.thefloralworkshop.com

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Floral Bouquet from Pippins Nursery

A wonderful Floral Bouquet from Pippins Nursery, Five Ashes worth £30! For more info take a look at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Pippins-Nursery-498916203843275

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 hr 1-2-1 Coaching session with Jacqui

A voucher for a 1 hour 1-2-1 coaching session with Club Coach Jacqui Sherlock

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

F2F Consultation with Buxted Osteopathic Practice

Voucher for face to face consultation worth £50 from the Buxted Osteopathic Practice

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Delicious Chocolate Easter Cake

From our Beacon Bake off Head Judge Debbie Ducker we have a delicious decorated Chocolate Easter Cake . Collection only from Crowborough - cake to be made at Easter.

£35 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Family Pool Hire in Outdoor Heated Pool

Maximum Household + Household Bubble family pool hire in an outdoor heated pool operated by Heathfield Swim School

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 hour sports massage appointment

A 1 hour sports massage appointment with Zara Williams Sports Massage (Sports massage therapist) www.zarawilliamsmassage.wixsite.com/sportsmassage

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

1-2-1 Private Lessons with Ben Stevens (3 x 30min)

Private 1-2-1 swimming session with Head Coach Ben Stevens

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1-2-1 Private Lessons with Sharon Wheeler (3 x 30)

Private 1-2-1 swimming session with Head Coach Sharon Wheeler

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1-2-1 Lessons with Mandi Cooper (3 x 30mins)

3 x 30 mins 1-2-1 Private lesson with club coach Mandi Cooper. Time to be mutually agreed.

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

3 x 30min 1-2-1 Coaching session with Elliott

3 x 30 mins Private 1-2-1 swimming session with Coach Elliott Stevens. Time to be mutually agreed.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 hour driving lesson with Carr's Driving Tuition

A 2 hour driving lesson with Carr's Driving Tuition (Worth £65!) Time to be mutually agreed. https://carrs-drivingtuition.co.uk/

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A terms worth of 1-2-1 lessons with Caitlin

A whole terms worth of 1-2-1 lessons with one of the clubs swimmers/coaches. Term approx. 10 weeks. Lessons to be run at Holmewood House. Time to be mutually agreed.

Let's make 'Help Beacon Swimming Club' happen

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