Help Bristol Penguin's COVID Recovery Appeal

by Bristol Penguin COVID Recovery Appeal in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th May 2021 we successfully raised £16,362 with 218 supporters in 28 days

Help us fulfil our pre-COVID development plans to support those with additional needs, those in hardship and to maintain our club programme.

by Bristol Penguin COVID Recovery Appeal in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Reaching our stretch target will enable us to expand our offer for those with additional needs, support more disadvantaged children and to widen our lessons to help those older primary aged children who cannot yet swim 25m. Additionally, it will help secure our plans to move back to our pre COVID performance pathway offer. 


Aims of Our Appeal 

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Our Club and Community COVID Recovery Appeal aims to ensure we maintain our inclusive offer whilst providing a great club and performance pathway. 

This is how we will use money raised from this appeal.  

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How can you help?

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The good news is that if we raise £7,000, we will be eligible to apply for Sport England Return to Play match funding to boost us up to £14,000.

How has COVID affected Penguins?

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The combination of three lockdown periods, reduced numbers of swimmers allowed in the pool and not being able to run our open meet in 2020 and 2021 has meant it has been a financially challenging time for Bristol Penguins. Whilst we supported our paid coaches and ran a health and wellbeing programme for our swimmers, we have not been able fulfil our pre COVID club and community plans.

Who are we?

1618415043_1618415042830.png1618415151_1618415151370.pngBristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club is a community-based, not-for-profit teaching and competitive club based across Bristol. We are a friendly and inclusive club with around 450 members ranging from those learning to be swimmers, competitive squads, less competitive squads and a masters section for adults. Our ethos is to teach and coach members not just to swim but to become lifelong swimmers. We aim to do our bit to help our members develop as young people as well as swimmers, such as through our young volunteer programme. We were delighted to win Swim England Club of the Year for 2019, a fantastic achievement recognising the hard work put into the club and our successes.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£9 or more

51 of 60 claimed

Bristol Penguin Branded Water Bottle

Bristol Penguin Club water bottle to celebrate winning Swim England Club of the Year. Includes delivery.

£10 or more

28 of 40 claimed

Bristol Penguin 'Kings' Swimming Hat

The King penguins stand tall & proud. They always want to win. Donate via this reward and receive a swimming hat for your Penguin house. Includes delivery. To build a sense of togetherness and competitive spirit, we have split the whole club into 4 types of penguins. You will be in that penguin team for your journey through the club (like a house system in school). The team system will be used for competitions in your squad and across the club.

£10 or more

32 of 40 claimed

Bristol Penguin 'Rockies' Swimming Hat

The Rockhopper penguins are famous for their bright spiky hair. Their distinctive appearance matches their colourful enthusiasm! Donate via this reward and receive a swimming hat for your Penguin house. Includes delivery. To build a sense of togetherness and competitive spirit, we have split the whole club into 4 types of penguins. You will be in that penguin team for your journey through the club.

£10 or more

28 of 40 claimed

Bristol Penguin 'Bolts' Swimming Hat

The Southern Humboldt penguins live in Chile, which is where their name comes from. They are sleek and fast and have a distinctive beak. Donate via this reward and receive a swimming hat for your Penguin house. Includes delivery. To build a sense of togetherness and competitive spirit, we have split the whole club into 4 types of penguins. You will be in that penguin team for your whole journey through the club.

£10 or more

33 of 40 claimed

Bristol Penguin 'Giants' Swimming Hat

Don’t be fooled by their small size, the Gentoo Giant penguins have great heart and are fiercely competitive. These penguins are sleek and fast and have a distinctive beak. Donate via this reward and receive a swimming hat for your Penguin house. Includes delivery. To build a sense of togetherness and competitive spirit, we have split the club into 4 types of penguins. You will be in that penguin team for your journey through the club.

£15 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£30 SF Nutrition Voucher

Purchase a £30 SF Nutrition voucher to spend on their 100% natural products range. More details on link below. https://sfnutrition.co.uk/ For a minimum pledge of £20 get a £30 voucher. Superb offer!

£50 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Business Sponsorship - Bronze Package

We acknowledge the support your business has provided via our social media channels. Note businesses need to meet Swim England criteria for promotion.

£100 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Business Sponsorship - Silver Package

As well as acknowledging your business via our social media channels, we will advertise your business at our gala or open meet. Note businesses need to meet Swim England criteria for promotion.

£200 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Business Sponsorship - Gold Package

As well as acknowledging support via our social media channels and advertising on our next gala or open meet, your business will feature on our club website. Note businesses need to meet Swim England criteria for promotion.

£4 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Online Cooking Session - Cup Cakes

Perfect your cup cake making skills in a online cooking session Monday 3rd May - 6pm Great for children and the whole family.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Penguin drawstring bag and towel

Penguin drawstring bag and towel. Not new but in excellent condition. Ideal for a younger swimmer. If you'd like to see a photo of this email - [email protected]

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Victoria Sponge Cake

Homemade Victoria Sponge Cake - includes delivery (in and around Bristol).

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Chocolate Cake

Homemade Chocolate Cake - includes delivery (in and around Bristol)

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Strawberry Cream Tea for Two

Includes scones, Welsh cakes, butter, cream and jam. Treat yourself to an afternoon treat - or anytime of the day!

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Box of 4 Pieminister Pies

Box of 4 Pieminister Pies RRP £15 https://pieminister.co.uk/shop/category/pies/

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Penguin Swimming Hat Signed by Aimee Wilmott

50th Anniversary Bristol Penguin swimming hat signed Olympic Finalist and 2018 400m IM Commonwealth Champion Aimee Wilmott.

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Cuddly Penguin

25cm tall cuddly penguin. A great accessory for any Penguin swimmer!

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Strawberry Cream Tea for Four

Includes scones, Welsh cakes, butter, cream and jam. Treat yourself to an afternoon treat - or anytime of the day! Includes delivery.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Nail Salon Session - from B Beautiful RRP £30

Get your nails done at B Beautiful Nail Salon, Patchway, Bristol https://www.facebook.com/abi.b.beautiful/ For a minimum pledge of £20 you get a £30 voucher. Great value!

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Strawberry Cream Tea for Eight

Includes scones, Welsh cakes, butter, cream and jam. Treat yourself to an afternoon treat - or anytime of the day! Includes delivery.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

House Number (or similar) carved in Stone RRP £40

House number (or similar) carved in Bath Stone or slate. Work undertaken by Master Stone Mason Paul Maggs https://www.youtube.com/user/StonemasonPaulMaggs/featured Excellent offer

£30 or more

6 of 6 claimed

45 Minute 1-2-1 Swim Coaching Session

Individual tuition from one one our professional swimming coaches. Available to both Penguin swimmers and non Penguin swimmers. All swimming abilities catered for. If you have a swimming coach preference, please let us know!

£40 or more

6 of 6 claimed

60 Minute 1-2-1 Swim Coaching Session

Individual tuition from one one our professional swimming coaches. Available to both Penguin swimmers and non Penguin swimmers. All swimming abilities and ages catered for. If you have a swimming coach preference, please let us know!

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

3 x 30 min Relaxation Sessions with Hypnotherapist

3 x 30 minute online (Zoom) guided relaxation sessions with Solution Focused Hypnotherapist for 1 person. Normally £80 but available for a minimum pledge of £40. https://www.findingtheamazing.com/ An opportunity to relax and recharge whilst building useful knowledge of how the brain reacts to stress and how we can make small changes that help us feel better.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 x 1 hour Maths Tutor Sessions for KS2

Experienced primary school teacher offering 2 x 1 hour 1-2-1 maths tutoring sessions for a child in Key Stage 2. Sessions will also involve some dedicated time providing feedback to parents and ideas for future help that can be given. Normally, tutoring of this type costs around £30 to £40 per hour so another great value reward!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

High Quality Children's Bike

Almost new Benin 26 Islabike suitable older children - aged around 10 to 13 years. RRP when new around £500. Lightweight and multi-purpose. Colour - red. Excellent condition - hardly used - estimated second value of at least £200.

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